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The problem: Yellow 5 and Yellow 6, two artificial food dyes that give the dish it's day-glo hue but also contain known carcinogens. In Europe, foods that contain Yellow 5 are required to carry a warning label, and the chemical has been banned outright in some countries, including Norway and Austria. In 2008, the Center for Science in the Public Interest petitioned the FDA to ban eight different food dyes found in nearly everything kids like to eat today (even plain white marshmallows have blue dye in them).

"A lot of American companies use ingredients in the products they sell in the US that are no longer used, and are in some cases banned in other countries," Leake told Yahoo! Shine in an interview on Wednesday. "We were just appalled."

In the United Kingdom, Kraft's "Cheesey Pasta" comes in a red-and-yellow box

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If they can get high fructose corn syrup banned then all will be well.

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I never fond of non-nutritional food coloring agents.

I always try to avoid them whenever possible.

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"These companies already have better, safer versions of their products formulated and for sale in other countries overseas," Leake pointed out. "In some cases, that's because their consumers demanded it. But nobody has done anything over here yet."

In the US I have found that when you try to bring this up with people, nobody seems to care at all, and certainly not enough to demand change. It's very frustrating.

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the mcdonalds UK fry ingredient list is not right, they also use Dextrose and citric acid in the UK... but in the USA there is a lot more ingredients... the fries have a "glaze" on them made from beef flavoring...

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Gotta get rid of those additives to make room for the horse meat.

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Going to be a disaster for M&M's :p

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Let's not forget the neurotoxin sweetner Aspartame. a powder substance derived from the fecal matter of bateria

http://youtu.be/lSnbMue3Da0

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If I didn't know better I would say all these companies are trying their damndest to kill us Americans off.

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If I didn't know better I would say all these companies are trying their damndest to kill us Americans off.

And it would seem American consumer are making it rather easy for them to do it.

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Going to be a disaster for M&M's :p

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There's no reason it should be, as Smarties don't have any artificial additives (colours, flavours or preservatives).

In the United Kingdom, Kraft's "Cheesey Pasta" comes in a red-and-yellow box

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Let's not forget the neurotoxin sweetner Aspartame. a powder substance derived from the fecal matter of bateria

http://youtu.be/lSnbMue3Da0

The only fecal matter is that of the bull, This is a urban myth.

Lo at people saying ban HFCS natueralistic fallicy ahoy

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Consumers need to be more vigilant and regulatory bodies need to be more effective. Companies basically do what they can get away with and apparently they can get away with more in the US.

Actually there's a another reason, lobbying.

The reason why HFCS and ethanol in gasoline is so prevalent in America is because of lobbying by corn farmers. Essentially the government uses our tax money to subsidize corn in order to keep them in business. The net result? The consumers suffer.

The reason why things that are illegal worldwide are legal in the US? Same thing, companies pay millions to get their way.

Hell look at taxes. Things like TurboTax, H&R block are non-existent worldwide but here in America tens of millions of people buy their products year after year in order to fill in their tax returns. H&R Block and Intuit spend millions to stop the Government from simplifying the tax code so that people keep having to buy their products.

Things won't change until lobbying is made illegal and people stop voting in politicians who care more about their pockets than the people who voted them in.

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Consumers suffer... How ? Fructose Sucrose SS different name

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