Food Safety – The World Health Organization – There are many opportunities for food contamination to take place. More than 200 diseases are spread through food. Everyone has a role to play in keeping food safe. Some harmful bacteria are now resistant to drug treatments. Contaminated food can cause long–term health problems. Food-borne diseases affect vulnerable people harder than other groups. Globalization makes food safety more complex and essential. It is important to follow food safety practices. Food contamination affects our economy and society as a whole.

Snacks Bad for Children – Health problems include hyperactivity, cancer in animals, and allergic reactions. Artificial food coloring is linked to bed-wetting, ear infections, headaches, hypersensitivity, obesity, asthma, diabetes, eczema, mood swings, hyperactivity, sleep disturbances, increased risky behavior, ADD/ADHD, chromosomal damage, hives, and possibly hypoglycemia.

     Pop tarts, introduced in 1964, have corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose and sugar within the first 6 ingredients – all forms of harmful sugar. Other alarming ingredients are TBHQ from petroleum and related to butane, partially hydrogenated soybean oil that causes cellular dysfunction, and cancer causing artificial colors.

     Fruit snacks are mostly artificial additives and colors. Red 3, commonly used, is also known as E127 or Erythrosine, a petroleum product.

     M&M’s colors are artificial and harmful when ingested. Blue #2: Is a petroleum based product that increases hyperactivity in children, increases brain tumors in lab rats and other abnormal cell development. Blue #1: Produces malignant tumors.    

Red #40: Damages DNA. Yellow #6: Can cause cancer and Yellow #5: All of these artificial colors are made from petroleum and can cause allergic reactions, cancer and hyperactivity.

     Cheetos – The artificial color is made from Yellow 6 derived from petroleum. As is the “cheese” flavoring, including, methyl benzoate and ethyl methylphenidate.

     Teddy grahams are laced with TBHQ. TBHQ can be toxic and cause nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ear, delirium and collapse. It is shown to cause stomach cancer in lab rats, fragment DNA and cause damage to humane lung and umbilical cells. In children it can cause anxiety, restlessness, and intensify the symptoms of ADHD.