Artificial food dyes have been linked to cancer, ADHD (hyperactivity) in kids and serious food allergies and in response to enormous consumer pressure, multinational manufacturers like Kraft Foods voluntarily removed these artificial food dyes from products they sell in OTHER COUNTRIES, but not from the same products they sell in the US.Â
Healthy Child Healthy World compared the US and UK versions of Kraft packaged macaroni and cheese:
U.S. Version of Kraft Mac & Cheese
Enriched Macaroni Product (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate [Iron], Thiamin Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid), Cheese Sauce Mix (Whey, Modified Food Starch, Whey Protein Concentrate, Cheddar Cheese [Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes], Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Contains Less Than 2% of Parmesan Cheese [Part-Skim Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes, Dried Buttermilk, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Blue Cheese [Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes], Sodium Phosphate, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Cream, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Enzymes, Yellow 5, Yellow 6).
U.K. Version of Kraft Mac & Cheese
Macaroni (Durum Wheat Semolina), Cheese (10%), Whey Powder (from milk), Lactose, Salt, Emulsifying Salts (E339, E341), Colours (Paprika Extract, Beta-Carotene)
Note that the UK version does NOT use Yellow 5 and Yellow 6, both artificial, petroleum-derived dyes.
If they can make that cheesy macaroni kids love without using these artificial petroleum-derived dyes for OTHER COUNTRIES, then why not for American kids?
Is it because they think we don’t care? Tell them they are wrong…that WE DO CARE!