Ban Artificial Food Dyes

Ban Artificial Food Dyes

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Taline Nikolopoulos started this petition to Food and Drug Administration and

My name is Avo Nikolopoulos and I am 12 years old. I asked my Mom to help me create this petition. While researching an article on Halloween candy I was writing for the school newspaper, I discovered that various food dyes cause cancer and other issues like allergies and ADHD. I would like the FDA to ban these dyes so children don't get sick. My Mom told me that when my brother and I were younger, we used to get sick from eating too much food coloring. Black and purple foods made me sick, and red colored foods made my brother very sick. Now, my Mom tries not to buy foods with artificial dyes in them. 

The CSPI, The Center for Science in the Public Interest  wrote "commonly used food dyes, such as Yellow 5 and Yellow 6, and Red 40, pose risks including hyperactivity in children. Some also pose a risk of cancer (like Red 3) and allergic reactions."

Natural ingredients can be used instead of artificial dyes made from chemicals.

Please sign this petition if you think getting rid of unnecessary chemicals in our food is important. These dyes are already banned in Europe and the UK.

You can find more information here:https://cspinet.org/resource/food-dyes-rainbow-risks


 

 

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