Why Isn’t The FDA Concerned?
Despite the overwhelming amount of research citing the health dangers of the artificial food dye Yellow #5, as well as other commonly used food dyes, the FDA still doesn’t feel it is necessary to ban them (as many other countries have), or to at least put warning labels on the food and drinks that contain them.
FDA regulations DO require that all prescription medications post a notice if they are formulated with Yellow #5 (tartrazine).
This is becasue Yellow #5 may cause allergic reactions, including bronchial asthma. But Yellow #5 is far more dangerous then that!
“Yellow 5 has been shown to damage the ability of nerve cells to send and receive signals. In order for our brains to work properly – to think, remember, reason and learn – the nerve cells must be able to communicate with each other.”
Even more shocking are the dangers of Yellow #5 combined with the artificial sugar aspartame:
“In a shocking toxicology study in 2006, Lau showed that a combination of yellow #5 plus aspartame in amounts likely to be found in a single snack, was toxic to developing neurites at a level far beyond that expected from the toxicity of each alone.
Perhaps even more shocking (to the layman) is the assumption by the researchers that that these additives are toxic to developing neurites at any level.” (Basic Research on Food Dyes & Flavorings)
Yet sadly, there is still no required warning label when Yellow #5 is contained in food! Not a big surprise, however, considering the deadly artificial sugar aspartame still seems to be of no concern to the FDA. Perhaps they figure, “A little bit of poison won’t hurt”.
But, this “little bit of poison” sure adds up when it’s found in nearly all commercial foods and drinks, including:
- Nabisco Cheese Nips Four Cheese and other products
- Frito-Lay Sun Chips
- Pudding products
- Eggo waffles and other waffle products
- Pop-Tarts products
- Kraft macaroni and cheese products
- Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper and other products
- Soft drinks (Mountain Dew, orange soda, etc.)
- Energy drinks
- Breakfast cereals (Lucky Charms, Fruit Loops, etc.)
- Powdered mixes (soup)
- Sports Drinks (gatorade, etc.)
- Chewing gum
- Pet Food
- Ice Cream
- Ice Pops
- Flavored rices
- Flavored snacks (Doritos, Chetoos, Frito-Lay, etc.)
- Cake mixes
- Popped Popcorn
- Artificial Butter
- Some alcohols
…and MANY more!
“Diet” foods and drinks often contain the deadly combination of Yellow #5 and Aspartame, so it is extremely important to read labels!
Don’t be fooled into thinking these are “healthy” foods, when in fact they are literally the deadly “wolf in sheep’s clothing”!