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Do YOU know what artificial food dyes are made from?


Thank you so much for signing CSPI's petition with Renee Shutters to get artificial dyes out of M&M's.

I wanted you to be one of the first to know that I just met here at the CSPI offices with two executives from Mars about the company’s use of artificial food dyes in M&M’s and other candies.

The good news is that Mars executives now know that more than 110,000 people care about artificial food dyesThanks to you, they are investigating this issue very closely.  But despite the fact that the company is aware of the risks dyes pose to children, and even though the company is mostly using safe, natural colorings on M&M’s in Europe, the company told me that it has no plans to abandon the use of the petroleum-based dyes.

Of course, this is not the time to throw in the towel.  This is the time to turn up the heat!

The most important thing you can do to put pressure on Mars is share this important petition on FacebookTweet about itor simply forward this email to all of your friends and co-workers who have young children.

More than 110,000 have already signed. Please help spread the word.

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Asked by fiatpax at 5:14 PM on Nov. 5, 2013 in Health

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Answers (4)
  • My family has been signing petitions, campaigning for the removal of artificial food coloring for almost 20 years. Back when most people thought you were nuts!!! But my mom has a horrible reaction to any fake coloring that could be life threatening so we have been reading packaging labels for a very long time.....

    Answer by Nimue930 at 6:01 PM on Nov. 5, 2013

  • Isn't red from beetles?

    Answer by staciandababy at 6:23 PM on Nov. 5, 2013

  • Isn't red from beetles?
    Answer by staciandababy
    that one of the natural ones
    these are different
    anything but natural
    the LAKE dyes used to be made from coal tar, now made from petroleum

    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 7:00 PM on Nov. 5, 2013

  • I do know, and that is why we avoid them! **BARF**

    Answer by saphire_eyes802 at 8:48 PM on Nov. 5, 2013

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