Sunday, July 18, 2010

Community notice: Toxic food colourings

AUTHORITIES are reviewing alarming new scientific evidence that artificial colours found in thousands of common foods may pose a risk of cancer and hyperactivity or allergic reactions in children

Research in the States calls for the food colours to be banned.
These synthetic chemicals do absolutely nothing to improve the nutritional quality or safety of foods, but trigger behavior problems in children and, possibly, cancer in anybody
The colours include the widely used yellow 5, also known as tartrazine (E102); yellow 6, or sunset yellow (E110); blue 1, (133), red 40 or allura red (E129) and red 3 (E127).

Food Standards Australia New Zealand, along with its American counterpart the Food and Drug Administration, is closely looking at the latest findings

Wonder how long before we see an official reaction and notification here in New Zealand?


Andrei said...

Hey ho more bullshit to produce more regulations and more regulators no doubt.

Who the hell are the "Centre for Science in the Public Interest".

God help us all the flight from rationality is accelerating

pdm said...

Andrei I agree - it all sounds like bullshit to me.

Just like Global Warming and Climate Change.

Probaby the same people looking for a new scam.