Food Coloring Chemicals – What Are They? Are they something I can eat and still be healthy? Food dyes really ARE ingredients to become aware of to protect our health.
Why Do Artificial colors/food dyes matter? They are made from petroleum chemicals. Gasoline, tar, asphalt, diesel fuel all have a common connection with these food additives. Even though there ARE natural ways to make food coloring (beets, onions, plants), it is cheaper for food manufacturers to use synthetic, petroleum based additives.
That is a BIG pile of stuff to worry about!