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HuffPost Table Talk: Are Those Colors You’re Eating Safe?


Every Friday, the Huffington Post editors highlight one of the most compelling news stories of the week — a story to spark a lively discussion at your family dinner table.

This week, a national conversation took place on the question of the artificial dyes found in so many of our foods — particularly the ones marketed to kids — and their potential health consequences, including hyperactivity and triggering allergies. After taking a hands-off approach for years to the growing inclusion of synthetic food dyes in an increasing number of processed foods, the federal government finally decided to look at the issue and determine whether the foods using them should carry warning labels like they do in Europe — not unlike deadly cigarettes. In some countries food dyes are banned altogether.

Visit The Huffington Post for more on this week’s download, which deals with the safety of food dye.



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