Did the Food Babe Mislead Her Followers About Yellow Dye No 5 and 6

The Food Babe AKA Vani Deva Hari is an American blogger and activist who has made a very comfortable living finding chemicals used in food manufacture that also happen to have an industrial use, and telling people to not eat them because……reasons.  In March of 2013 she started a petition asking Kraft to stop “using dangerous food dyes in our mac & cheese” It gathered 365,806 signatures which forced Kraft’s hand to not only remove the artificial dyes from their mac & cheese, but also prompted them to remove all synthetic dyes from their entire product line. It was another victory for the Food Babe, but was it a victory for the american consumer? or had they been misinformed by a charlatan? Let’s find out by going through her argument to remove the dyes one by one.

About Myles Power (751 Articles)
My name is Myles Power, and I run the educational YouTube channel, powerm1985. I spend what little free time I have sharing my love of SCIENCE! through home experiments, visiting sites of scientific interest, and angrily ranting at pseudoscience proponents. I am also one of the founding members of the podcast 'The League of Nerds' - which I co-host with James from 'The History of Infection'.

3 Comments on Did the Food Babe Mislead Her Followers About Yellow Dye No 5 and 6

  1. Hi Myles,
    I’m curious to know if you ever contacted the FoodBabe? A part of me really wish to see her react to some points, such as the ones you point out in your video.


  2. Hi Myles,

    Just wanted to let you know that I am American and I don’t like the taste of Kraft Mac and Cheese either. I think it’s gross. I also detest the “But they do it in (pick your non-US country)…” argument too. It is one of the weakest arguments out there and yet sadly it seems to have an incredible impact on people here. I just don’t get it.


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