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Group Lobbies for Ban of Certain Food Dyes

http://www.kmbc.com/health/16476095/detail.html

So certain food dyes cause kids to be hyperactive? Food dyes? It wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that almost 100% of the foods using said dyes are pure sugar? Maybe if kids didn’t eat 5lbs of sugar each day they wouldn’t be hyperactive? I’d like to see a test where they put these food dyes in broccoli and fed it to kids, I think we’d find that the problem isn’t the dye after all.

[quote]dday wrote:
http://www.kmbc.com/health/16476095/detail.html

So certain food dyes cause kids to be hyperactive? Food dyes? It wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that almost 100% of the foods using said dyes are pure sugar? Maybe if kids didn’t eat 5lbs of sugar each day they wouldn’t be hyperactive? I’d like to see a test where they put these food dyes in broccoli and fed it to kids, I think we’d find that the problem isn’t the dye after all.[/quote]

I saw that this morning. It is the color of the Skittles that is the problem!

[quote]dday wrote:
http://www.kmbc.com/health/16476095/detail.html

So certain food dyes cause kids to be hyperactive? Food dyes? It wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that almost 100% of the foods using said dyes are pure sugar? Maybe if kids didn’t eat 5lbs of sugar each day they wouldn’t be hyperactive? I’d like to see a test where they put these food dyes in broccoli and fed it to kids, I think we’d find that the problem isn’t the dye after all.[/quote]

I agree, I think people should be eating so much less of this crap that dyes wouldn’t have that much effect.