Artificial Colours

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

June 29, 2016 // 3 Comments

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, [...]

Colour to Dye For

June 22, 2016 // 1 Comment

Edited by Peter There are many people I interact with on a daily basis who I believe have an irrational fear of chemicals. Not a specific chemical, but chemicals in general which, as a chemist, I find utterly ridiculous. The origins of this chemophobia may lie in the past use of chemical weapons and industrial disasters, but it has since moved into the realm of fantasy where specific chemicals are given unfavorable properties they don’t have. Fanning the flames of this irrational fear is a [...]