Go organic or die from dyes

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[dropcap color=”#1e73be” font=”0″]O[/dropcap]nce upon a time, all food was organic. I came across this statement when I was on Facebook browsing posts my friends had shared.
Newspapers have reported on the danger of the food we consume every day because food dyes are dangerous additives. According to scientists, most food dyes are found to be linked to numerous forms of cancer and hyperactivity and other behavioral problems in children.
A recent analysis categorized food dyes into eight main types. They are Blue 1 (Brilliant Blue), Blue 2 (Indigo Carmine), Citrus Red 2, Green 3 (Fast Green), Red 3 (Erythrosine), Red 40 (Allura Red), Yellow 5 (Tartrazine) and Yellow 6 (Sunset Yellow).
According to the Food Freedom Network, the food dyes cause organ damage, cancer, birth defects and allergic reactions and are mainly used in baked foods, beverages, candies, cereal, drugs, and cosmetic products.
Business does not necessarily mean gaining profits. In fact, business means finding customers in a fair way. In our country, there is a famous saying that goes “If you don’t know how to contribute to charity, sell goods.” Selling wholesome food is a way of contributing to the wellbeing of the country. Under no circumstance can food dyes be considered safe.
Despite warnings, it is with reckless fervour that not only are manufacturers still pouring food dyes in their products but consumers are still after artificial coloured foods, completely unaware of the risks involved.
Desperate need calls for desperate action. Nobody should turn a blind eye to what artificial food dyes are doing to our health and that of our children. New momentum should be added to educational campaigns in the belief that what is best for us and the world as a whole is to go organic. We are left with no other alternative.

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