Activia Yogurt: Stop putting Carmine in your Products
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Activia Yogurt: Stop putting Carmine in your Products

    1. Julia Herring
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      Julia Herring

      waxhaw, NC

Many people do not know that Carmine is a coloring from the Cochineal Insect, and it can have hazardous side effects. When I did a little research  and discovered that there were companies out there putting bug acid in their products, I was appalled. Carmine can cause anaphylactic shock and severe allergic reactions!  I am a fourteen year old girl, and I recognize the risks this ingredient poses to people. Immidiately, I began to think about ways that I could stop companies from putting bugs in yogurt, juice, ice cream, candy, and more. If companies do want to keep the bugs in the product, they should  be required to inform you when they put Carmine in their food by publicly changing the label on their ingredient list to say "Cochineal Insect" instead of just "Carmine". This color is also known as "Natural Red Four" in some products. We should tell people to keep Carmine away!

Stop putting Carmine in your products!

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jenny Widner LANTANA, TX
      • 4 months ago

      There are other natural ways to color foods. Stop using bugs. Use fruit and veggie colorings instead.

    • Sydney Montgomery HENDERSONVILLE, TN
      • 5 months ago

      This is important to me because people are not aware of what is in this product. So, if they continue to put this in their product, then make it aware to the customers who are buying "Activia". Thank you

    • Natalie Espinoza AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      I dont eat Activia but I dont support food having Carmine in it... we need to stop companies being allowed to put nasties in our foods!!

    • Candace Hill AUSTELL, GA
      • 6 months ago

      I like yogurt but if I wanted to eat bugs and/or use them for food coloring then I WOULD EAT BUGS AND/OR USE THEM FOR FOOD COLORING ON MY OWN. But I DON'T!!! I WANT TO EAT YOGURT NOT BUG COLORED YOGURT!!!!!!!!

    • Kathleen Hagood GORMAN, TX
      • 7 months ago

      Carmine causes anaphlaxis in me. I learned this many years ago while eating another brand of yogurt. Since then I have reacted to Listerine, cosmetics, and even vitamin supplements. I am currently recovering from my last attack from carmine hidden in the middle of a cranberry pill label when I have usually


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