Additive coloring

Artificial food coloring triggers hyperactivity in some children, California report says

A rainbow assortment of colors… and sensibility The FDA has approved nine colors for use in processed foods and other products like sunscreen, cough syrup and pills. Synthetic additives are made from petroleum and are contained in at least 90% of candies, fruit-flavored snacks and drink mixes marketed to children, and 40% of all children’s […]

Additive coloring

The New Blue Has Just Been Discontinued: Chemists Are Developing a New Natural Blue for Food Coloring

Blue pigments are surprisingly difficult to obtain, not least because the color is exceptionally rare in nature. But now chemists have discovered a cyan blue color that could be used as an alternative to synthetic blue food coloring. The finding by University of California, Davis and food makers Mars Wrigley was published this week in […]