February 4

Die Food Dye!

Rainbow Pretzel

Can you believe that they put food dye in this!

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By Eliza H.

Food dye is bad for you so why do we have it in food? Food dye was invented in the year 1390 A.D and people still want it in food. Food dye should be removed from all food. Food dye can trick you, it has many chemicals and bugs in it, some people are allergic to it, and it is very bad for you.

Food dye can trick you to make it look like something it is not. It makes food look like it will taste better. Have you ever had cheetos? They look so good with that bright orange cheese powder. It might look good but, it has food dye in it and there is no cheese in it whatsoever. Do you like toasting marshmallows around a campfire? Surprise! Marshmallows have food dye too.

Food dye is made with chemicals and bugs. The chemical in food dye is the same one that is in gasoline, asphalt, and tar. The chemical is called  petroleum. And there are a variety of bugs that go in food dye.

Food dye is bad for your health. It can lead to cancer and ADHD if you eat too much and it can make you have hypersensitivity. Some people are allergic to it. Some side effects are eczema, hives, asthma, mixed emotions, flushing, headaches, itchy skin, and swelling of the face. Europe has taken food dye out of there food because they know it is bad for them and because they researched and found a link with hyperactivity in children and want to make sure they are not food dye’s next victim.

Food dye is a fun way to color your food. Food dye should not be in food even though it make food more enjoyable. Food dye does not help your health. It can lead to cancer and it has chemicals in it. And some people are allergic to it. This is why the U.S. should take food dye out of food.

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Posted February 4, 2016 by BlogginFrogsStudent in category Health

11 thoughts on “Die Food Dye!

  1. sophia

    Only some marshmallows have food die in it. I do really like your opinion piece and i do believe it a great topic to do it on.

  2. Unikitty Sofia

    i really like your topic and everything about it Elisa and i love that crazy picture! and i love the way you written it!

  3. #Boo

    I loved how you put a lot of information in your post. I won’t eat food that has food dye in it now that I learned about it.😊

  4. BlogginFrogsStudent (Post author)

    I think that is a very good opinion writing because you stated why food dye is bad, you had a cool picture, your title is funny, and you told about some things that have food dye. I would like to know why marshmallows have food dye though. I am glad that I read that because now I know that food dye is really bad for you and I will try not to have a lot of it. Do you know which color is worst for you.

  5. sophia D

    Hi Eliza,

    I think you have a really good topic. And you’re right it does taste good in all but it is really bad for you, and now I know that.

  6. keeley

    Wow I love this post, you know I never would have thought food dye had so may chemicals. Now it makes me sick just thinking of it.

  7. ellie417718

    Dear Eliza,
    I really like your opinion writing was great you picked a great topic but I disagree with you because on Easter you need food die to make eggs.



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