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South Ashevilles Ayurveda Raw /Vegan/Veggie Folk! Message Board › If your child's behavior has been affected by food dyes or ...............

If your child's behavior has been affected by food dyes or ...............

Chef N.
GarDinSprite13
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Arden, NC
Post #: 909
If so, I need your help.

In June, CSPI asked the Food and Drug Administration to eliminate synthetic dyes, such as Yellow 5 and Red 40, from the food supply. Alarming new evidence shows these chemicals cause behavioral problems, such as hyperactivity, in some children.

If your child's behavior has been affected by food dyes or has improved from eliminating synthetic colorings from his or her diet, please file a report with us about your experience here:
www.cspinet.org/fooddyes

In the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe, most multinational food companies are using natural colorings but continue to use synthetic dyes for American products. For example, in the U.K. the syrup in a McDonald's strawberry sundae is colored with actual strawberries. In the U.S., McDonald's uses a coal-tar-based dye, Red 40. Similarly, Nutri-Grain cereal bars, Starburst candies and Betty Crocker cake have safe, natural colorings in the U.K. but synthetic food dyes in the U.S.

The reports you file at www.cspinet.org/fooddyes will be sent periodically to the Food and Drug AdministratIs your child's behavior worsened by synthetic food dyes? ion, which regrettably continues to deny synthetic dyes cause behavioral problems in children. Unless we contact you asking permission to do otherwise, your name and contact information will be kept confidential.

Thank you for your help on this urgent issue. Please feel free to forward this message to parents of young children.

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