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August 09, 2006

Your Yogurt May Contain Crushed Bugs

posted by MR WAVETHEORY at 8/09/2006 05:10:00 AM
According to a recent study by food activists, food manufacturers use crushed bugs to color their foods. Youplait Yogurt uses crushed bugs to color their yogurt red. Tropicana uses it to color their grapefruit juice. Even Hershey's uses it for red coloring.

How come this is not widely known? Simply because food manufacturers do not have to disclose the specifics of what they mean by "artificial color" which is frequently used in the Ingredients section of most foods as a euphemism for insect larvae and bugs.

Want to learn more? Researchers say:

"Few people know that the food coloring listed as cochineal extract comes from female beetles. Food activists want to spread the word.

When you dig into a strawberry Yoplait yogurt, take a moment to contemplate where the beautiful pink color comes from. Strawberries? Think again. It comes from crushed bugs. Specifically, from the female cochineal beetles and their eggs. And it's not just yogurt. The bugs are also used to give red coloring to Hershey Good & Plenty candies, Tropicana grapefruit juice, and other common foods."

Next time you visit the grocery store, shopper beware!

Mr Wave Theory

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