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InsiderOnline Blog: April 2011

FDA Decides Not to Ban Fun

Here’s what a birthday cake might have looked like if the Food and Drug Administration had decided to ban artificial food coloring:

The Center for Science in the Public Interest had asked the FDA to ban artificial food colors claiming they worsen the symptoms of kids with behavior problems. The FDA decided last week there wasn’t enough evidence to support the ban.

But for some food activists, making foods they don’t think you should eat unappetizing is just the point. “These dyes have no purpose whatsoever other than to sell junk food,” Marion Nestle, a professor at New York University, told the New York Times.

What can you say? Sprinkles on a donut make some people sad; others, happy.

Posted on 04/05/11 11:58 AM by Alex Adrianson

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