Dyes in Foods

@stealthy (8188)
United States
March 27, 2009 10:53pm CST
I saw on a TV show today that dyes in foods are very harmful, especially for children. The problem is that they are in so many foods, every thing from candy to soda to chips to salmon, etc. They actully feed the farmed salmon little pellets of dye so they will be red; that just adds another reason to the heavey metal problem for being sure to get wild rather than farmed salmon. Many sodas get there dark color from caramel dye which is a petroleum product. Most of the dyes such as yellow #*** or red #*** are bad for your health. Do you read the labels on products to check on dyes and try to find ones with the fewest?
1 response
• China
28 Mar 09
Well,dyes in foods is not a rare happened today.Newspapers and magazines reveal some articles about farmers mix chemical into vegetables or animals.That`s so immoral!The food we need all come from farm,without food wo can`t live longer.Life is more valueable than money.How could they do this evil things to us.Though we can talk and criticize,but we can not do anything about that.We don`t have power to ban this.Because this not happened in one person.But i think the goverment should do something,they need to!
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
28 Mar 09
The problem is that people are more likely to buy things that have the color they think they should have such as the salmon. If all sodas were clear, than people might not buy them. There are so many foods that would look quite bland without the dyes and people might be less likely to buy them. As long as the consumer acts that way, there will dyes in food.
• China
29 Mar 09
That`s terrible..why they can`t understand.Just have a little sense to that is better than nothing.