The more I learn about artificial food coloring the more upset I am about it. I hate that it is all around us. I hate that it is tempting my child at every turn. I recently wrote about how I hate that artificial food dyes are in the public school system. In my opinion they need to be taken OUT! Immediately! The more people fighting to improve the quality of food the better (even if we are talking about candy!).
I am very happy to learn about Moms Petition Mars to Remove Artificial Dyes from M&M’s.
In this petition the mothers are asking Mars Company to change the artificial colorings to natural colorings. What a great idea!! Seems so simple and not a big deal right?
“In this petition, I’m asking Mars to change to natural colorings,” mom Renee Shutters told me by phone. “It’s very doable.”
Shutters, who lives in Jamestown, N.Y., is mother of 9-year-old Trenton. And she says his behavior improved dramatically after she removed artificial dyes from his diet several years back.
“I went through all our cupboards and I couldn’t believe how much of the stuff had dyes in it,” Shutters told us. The chicken tenders in her freezer had dyes, as did the yogurts — even “the macaroni and cheese I was givingMEDICAL DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor and the statements on this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA. Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your doctor or health care practitioner before using herbs, homeopathy, essential oils or other natural remedies. PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog.