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NEVER TRIED ONE : DONT THINK I EVER WILL ....










Think Before You Drink: http://bit.ly/1zt5MZR read the full post for all the details about what's really in a @Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. 





Over a million people have seen this post since it came out this afternoon. 



Continue to ask Starbucks to drop caramel coloring level IV immediately (I hear the detractors on facebook pages are getting paid 60 cents per post by BIG FOOD or BIG AG PR firms to talk back to the#FoodBabeArmy





Their bullying won't keep us from seeking the truth and demanding safer ingredients!).




 See the research & info on caramel coloring level IV:






















- Caramel Color Level IV is created in a laboratory by reacting corn sugar with ammonia and sulfites under high pressure and temperature, which produces the byproduct 4-Mel.




- A U.S government funded study found that feeding mice caramel coloring IV (which contained 4-Mel) increased their risk of developing lung cancer and leukemia, at every dosage level. 



- The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies 4-Mel as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”.



- Any food or drink that contains more than 29 micrograms of 4-Mel requires a cancer warning label In California (under Prop 65) that says, “WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.”



- The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) petitioned the FDA to ban caramel coloring in 2011 due to safety concerns and the cancer risk of allowing this ingredient in our food.



- It has no nutritional benefits and is only used cosmetically to improve the appearance of food and drinks, yet there are safer alternatives available to food manufacturers.



- It’s sometimes added unnecessarily to food and drinks that are naturally brown or that are not even visible to the consumer (e.g. baby vitamin drops).



- It’s the most widely used food coloring in the world, which makes it easy to consume excessive amounts.




- Thankfully, the FDA is currently reviewing its safety and GRAS status, due to a Consumer Reports study that found excessive levels in many popular drinks.








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