Does Artificial Food Coloring = Crushed Up Bugs?
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on January 6, 2011 by Paulina Nelega, RH
YES, chances are that if you are eating anything that is labeled “Artificial Food Coloring” or “Color Added” on the label of a product, you are probably ingesting crushed up bugs! The FDA does not require that companies post the ingredients of what makes the colors artificial. Crushed Beetles = Red Dye. Specifically the Cochineal beetle.
This definitely isn’t going to hurt you as there are many countries that eat bugs as a delicacy, but doesn’t it stop to make you think about what you are putting in your body?
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan