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.

Do elephants have emotions?

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Have you ever wondered if elephants have emotions like humans do? Scientists say that they have many of the same emotions that human have. They can feel sadness, joy, love, jealousy, fury, grief, compassion and distress. And when one elephant is scared by something another elephant would calm it by touching it with it’s trunk. Elephant can also miss each other when they are not together or when the are separated. Two elephants, Shirley and Jenny, were reunited at a sanctuary in Tennessee after more than 20 years apart. they locked trunks, did a giant, elephant size hug. The even bent the metal bars of the gate that separated them to get closer to each other. Elephants can also help each other to get something they really want. They can also comfort a mom that a loss her baby. Elephants are even the most emotional species in the animal kingdom. These big animals have many emotions to express their feelings with.