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  • First off, brilliant headline. I hope this isn't a repeat.

    Second off...well, duh they don't taste as good when they're not Yellow #6...your senses work together to create a complex impression of every thing that you experience.
     
  • As long as they don't come for Black #1, I'm cool.
     
  • Uncle Wiggly: As long as they don't come for Black #1, I'm cool.


    Sounds like jury duty.
     
  • Taste the (artificially colored) rainbow
     
  • jaylectricity: well, duh they don't taste as good when they're not Yellow #6...your senses work together to create a complex impression of every thing that you experience.


    Blue waffles agree.
     
  • Keep away from my Blue 5. I love giving a bunch of it to my friends on St. Patrick's day and hearing what happens later on in the day.
     
  • Nothing wrong with red 40, unless you're Jewish. They tend to now call it "carmine extract" on labels now, to get Away from the synthetic sounding name. It's just bug juice. There's another red food dye, forget what they call it in food, I know it as lac. Also a bug extract. I'd trust the bug extracts more than some of the crazy synthetics.
     
  • As someone who is sensitive to red 40, goddammit so much. They put it in freaking everything, from cheerios to biscuits to apple juice. Even things that aren't even red. And in products I've been buying for years wherein they've just started adding it in, for no apparent reason, so I have a reaction and scream out "when then hell did they start putting red 40 in THIS?", and only that tin has red 40 in the ingredients, but none of the other tins' ingredient lists of allegedly precisely the same thing. And I keep running into it when I go out to eat, too to the point where I frequently question going out to eat at all. GHGHGHGHGHH!

    There are other artificial colors out there that do exactly the same thing; they're just marginally more expensive. But these are the same people buying lead toys from China, so who cares about our kids' brains?
     
  • Why the fark do we need any of these again?

    Oh yeah- if we didn't use them, the larger populace would realize that what we eat is not produced from the natural ingredients supposed at all, but reprocessed corn flavored to taste like those natural things.


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    \\Now with 100% less avocados!
    \\\Yes, it exists. Or did.
     
  • LincolnLogolas: Nothing wrong with red 40, unless you're Jewish. They tend to now call it "carmine extract" on labels now, to get Away from the synthetic sounding name. It's just bug juice. There's another red food dye, forget what they call it in food, I know it as lac. Also a bug extract. I'd trust the bug extracts more than some of the crazy synthetics.


    Red 40 is the synthetic stuff, formerly made from coal tar and now made from petroleum. Carmine is labeled simply as carmine, or as natural red 40, and it's a fair bit safer then most of the crap we pump into things.

    It also has a long, illustrious, and fascinating history. Pick up the book "A Perfect Red".
     
  • Sim Tree: As someone who is sensitive to red 40, goddammit so much. They put it in freaking everything, from cheerios to biscuits to apple juice. Even things that aren't even red. And in products I've been buying for years wherein they've just started adding it in, for no apparent reason, so I have a reaction and scream out "when then hell did they start putting red 40 in THIS?", and only that tin has red 40 in the ingredients, but none of the other tins' ingredient lists of allegedly precisely the same thing. And I keep running into it when I go out to eat, too to the point where I frequently question going out to eat at all. GHGHGHGHGHH!

    There are other artificial colors out there that do exactly the same thing; they're just marginally more expensive. But these are the same people buying lead toys from China, so who cares about our kids' brains?


    They should use a marginally more expensive artificial coloring because you are allergic?
     
  • I prefer all my food gray and colorless. Like in The Matrix.

    Won't someone think of the children?
     
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    Standing by.
     
  • cptjeff: LincolnLogolas: Nothing wrong with red 40, unless you're Jewish. They tend to now call it "carmine extract" on labels now, to get Away from the synthetic sounding name. It's just bug juice. There's another red food dye, forget what they call it in food, I know it as lac. Also a bug extract. I'd trust the bug extracts more than some of the crazy synthetics.

    Red 40 is the synthetic stuff, formerly made from coal tar and now made from petroleum. Carmine is labeled simply as carmine, or as natural red 40, and it's a fair bit safer then most of the crap we pump into things.

    It also has a long, illustrious, and fascinating history. Pick up the book "A Perfect Red".


    Sorry, that should be "natural red 4", not natural red 40.
     
  • Can someone cut and paste the article I blocked cookies from NYtimes and they will not let me view anything now
     
  • Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Organic White Cheddar

    this is brilliant marketing. get rid of the artificial color and save money PLUS charge more because the label says organic.

    i tend to doubt just how "organic" most products with that label really are.
     
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    RED GREEN
    STANDING BY
     
  • I'm honestly ok with the removal of a lot of food colourings.
    I don't really know why, but some of that stuff really screws certain people up.

    I used to have a neighbour whose kid would be literally bouncing off the walls, or thrashing around screaming at the top of his lungs, if he had any red no6.

    Speaking of which, if anybody needs to make a drug that induces assholery, I know just the chemical.
     
  • err, red 40 I think it was actually.
     
  • jaylectricity: Uncle Wiggly: As long as they don't come for Black #1, I'm cool.

    Sounds like jury duty.


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    Will Haunt the s#@t out of them if they so much think about it!

    /RIP Pete Steele!
     
  • Uncle Wiggly: As long as they don't come for Black #1, I'm cool.


    Obama?
     
  • This is insane. If 'natural' products were subjected to the same standards as 'artificial' ones, bread, milk and potatoes would be classified as deadly poisons.
     
  • forteblast: Uncle Wiggly: As long as they don't come for Black #1, I'm cool.

    Obama?


    He's 1/2 black.
     
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    CODE OF CONDUCT
    "ONE: All public disruption and
    acts of vandalism are to cease
    immediately."

    "TWO: All citizens of Pleasantville
    are to treat one another in a
    courteous and "pleasant" manner ..."

    "THREE: The area commonly known as
    Lover's Lane as well as the
    Pleasantville Public Library shall
    be closed until further notice."

    "FOUR: The only permissible
    recorded music shall be the
    following: Pat Boone, Johnny
    Mathis, Perry Como, Jack Jones,
    The marches of John Phillips
    Souza or the Star Spangled
    Banner. In no event shall any
    music be tolerated that is not of
    a temperate or "pleasant" nature."

    "FIVE: There shall be no public
    sale of umbrellas or preparation
    for inclement weather of any kind."

    "SIX: No bedframe or mattress may
    be sold measuring more than 38
    inches wide."

    "SEVEN: The only permissible exterior
    paint colors shall be BLACK, WHITE or
    GRAY, despite the recent availability
    of certain alternatives."

    "EIGHT: All elementary and high
    school curriculums shall teach the
    "non-changist" view of history--
    emphasizing "continuity" over
    "alteration."
     
  • I prefer tumeric, parsley, and paprika as my coloring agents.

    / Seriously... Tumeric will turn you and everything you love yellow.
     
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