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Fake Food Colors and Kids: <br/>Not a Good Mix

Fake Food Colors and Kids:
Not a Good Mix

Last year, a report released by the National Cancer Institute showed a 9.4% increase in childhood cancer between 1992 and 2007. And today, cancer is now the leading cause of death by disease in kids under the age of fifteen. About 15 million pounds of petroleum-based dyes are used in food each year. But instead of making the long overdue move to do something serious about getting rid of toxic food dyes so ubiquitous in our food supply, dyes derived from synthetic chemicals that studies have linked to cancer, the FDA, upon learning this, fell back on two simple words: “more research.”