I have read many things about the crazy effects of food dye, but today I was surprised!
Did you know that artificial food coloring can change DNA?
According to EU research, conducted by PhD Georgi Miloshev, Director of the Laboratory on Molecular Genetics to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAN). Three coloring substances in drinks and foods are posing a health risk for consumers and mostly for children.
The research concerns:
FD&C Green No. 3 – Fast Green FCF, E143 (turquoise shade)
According to EU research, when used in negligible amounts, the substances are harmless. However, as per the scientific investigation executed by our scientist, the substances have been proven to change DNA structure and pose a risk for people's health.
Luckily these 3 colors, although allowed in are food, are the least common.
Thank you Tru Color for this update (08-13-2015):
FD&C Red#3 is Pink food color used extensively in the decorating community! Those beautiful pink roses are Red #3 in addition Red #3 is also in Royal Blue, Violet, and Purple synthetic colors, the ironic thing is red 3 Lake, the insoluble version of the dye was delisted by the FDA under the Delaney Clause, because it was shown to cause cancer, the lake version is only 15-30% dye…where the dye used to make pink soft gel paste is about 98%!!!! OMG!