Tell Mars, Inc. that we want our M&Ms without artificial food dyes!
  • Petitioned Forrest Mars

This petition was delivered to:

Director at Mars, Inc
Forrest Mars
CEO at Mars, Inc
Paul Michaels
Chief Consumer Officer at Mars, Inc
Debra Sandler

Tell Mars, Inc. that we want our M&Ms without artificial food dyes!

    1. Michelle Thompson Arndt
    2. Petition by

      Michelle Thompson Arndt

      Ballston Spa, NY

M&Ms and other candies are sold in Europe without artificial food dyes! Tell them we want them available in the US! There is much debate about whether artificial food dyes cause long term health issues such as cancer. What is not up for debate is that many of these dyes cause hyperactivity in some children, and kids who are on powerful medications to treat ADHD have been able to come off these medications by removing synthetic food dyes from their diet. There is no benefit to these dyes and there are many potential risks. Consumers in the UK have a higher concern level about these dyes than Americans so products such as M&Ms are made and sold without synthetic food dyes there. So if Mars already has the product available in one part of the world, why are Americans not able to purchase it in the US? Why are we the dumping ground for synthetic dyes that the rest of the world doesn't want? All we are asking is for Mars, Inc to make available to Americans products that they are already making and selling in other parts of the world.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Julie Demaree GANSEVOORT, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      'Cause I even eat M&Ms in the dark and I don't care what color they are-as long as they aren't toxic to our kids!

    • Bonnie Stofer BALLSTON SPA, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Companies have a responsibility to their customers. Please use products that are healthy and risk free.

    • Klara Menaker ROSWELL, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      My son is affected by synthetic food dyes

    • Deborah Rozell PANAMA CITY, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Candy is already so expensive that there's no reason we shouldn't be getting a quality product.

    • Marianne Loeb SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Chocolate should be chocolate, not chemical dye. Use Beets instead of Red Dye No. 40.


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