“caramel coloring” used in Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and other foods is Cancer Causing.

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WASHINGTON—The “caramel coloring” used in Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and other foods is contaminated with two cancer-causing chemicals and should be banned, according to a regulatory petition filed today by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

In contrast to the caramel one might make at home by melting sugar in a saucepan, the artificial brown coloring in colas and some other products is made by reacting sugars with ammonia and sulfites under high pressure and temperatures. Chemical reactions result in the formation of 2-methylimidazole and 4 methylimidazole, which in government-conducted studies caused lung, liver, or thyroid cancer or leukemia in laboratory mice or rats.

The National Toxicology Program, the division of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences that conducted the animal studies, said that there is “clear evidence” that both 2-MI and 4-MI are animal carcinogens. Chemicals that cause cancer in animals are considered to pose cancer threats to humans. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, found significant levels of 4-MI in five brands of cola.

“Carcinogenic colorings have no place in the food supply, especially considering that their only function is a cosmetic one,” said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson. “The FDA should act quickly to revoke its approval of caramel colorings made with ammonia.”

Federal regulations distinguish among four types of caramel coloring, two of which are produced with ammonia and two without it. CSPI wants the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit the two made with ammonia. The type used in colas and other dark soft drinks is known as Caramel IV, or ammonia sulfite process caramel. Caramel III, which is produced with ammonia but not sulfites, is sometimes used in beer, soy sauce, and other foods.

Five prominent experts on animal carcinogenesis, including several who have worked at the National Toxicology Program, joined CSPI in calling on the FDA to bar the use of caramel colorings made with an ammonia process. “The American public should not be exposed to any cancer risk whatsoever as a result of consuming such chemicals, especially when they serve a non-essential, cosmetic purpose,” the scientists wrote in a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.

CSPI also says the phrase “caramel coloring” is misleading when used to describe colorings made with ammonia or sulfite. The terms “ammonia process caramel” or “ammonia sulfite process caramel” would be more accurate, and companies should not be allowed to label any products that contain such colorings as “natural,” according to the group.

“Most people would interpret ‘caramel coloring’ to mean ‘colored with caramel,’ but this particular ingredient has little in common with ordinary caramel or caramel candy,” Jacobson said. “It’s a concentrated dark brown mixture of chemicals that simply does not occur in nature. Regular caramel isn’t healthful, but at least it is not tainted with carcinogens.”

In a little-noticed regulatory proceeding in California, state health officials have added...

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Gross. Now i am completely motivated to quit drinking that sludge.

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Knowing how CSPI operates, they have probably known for YEARS that caramel coloring causes cancer. This is the exact same tactic they used with trans fats. (They wrote a pro-trans propaganda article in their Nutrition Action newsletter in March 1988, then somewhere between 1990 and 1992, they wrote an article which exposed how bad trans fats are for you.)

In fact, they knew years ago that aspartame causes cancer and until 2007 when they came out and said aspartame causes cancer, they defender aspartame and even pretty much dismissed aspartame toxicity as "conspiracy theory".

CSPI is a criminal organization which for years has conspired to cover up corporate crimes against humanity. They're still dismissing MSG toxicity as "conspiracy theory".

The whole world woke up to the fact that CSPI is a Monsanto shill organization when CSPI shilled for Monsanto's "food 'safety'" law. CSPI lost a lot of credibility, and now they stage this stunt, and suddenly the sheeple are flocking back to CSPI and praising CSPI the criminal cover-up artists.

The war on toxic food will never be won because the "food industry watchdog groups" - aka the "food police" - work for the food industry and cover up the toxic food industry's crimes against humanity.

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Wow. I started buying the Pepsi "Throwbacks" (made without HFCS) thinking I was still gonna be able to enjoy sodas but now.....I guess I will be "throwing out".  >:(

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Wow. I started buying the Pepsi "Throwbacks" (made without HFCS) thinking I was still gonna be able to enjoy sodas but now.....I guess I will be "throwing out".  >:(

Just buy these

http://www.zevia.com/

Using stevia instead of Sugar

and here is the ingrediants list http://www.zevia.com/products_natural.html

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Just found out that the Kanawha City (WV) Kroger carries Zevia.

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Just buy these

http://www.zevia.com/

Using stevia instead of Sugar

and here is the ingrediants list http://www.zevia.com/products_natural.html
Oooo, I wanna try it but I don't think my local groceries carry it.

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Just buy these

http://www.zevia.com/

Using stevia instead of Sugar

and here is the ingrediants list http://www.zevia.com/products_natural.html

Thanks for the tip!  The local Kroger and Sprouts carry them... as well as the never-gonna-get-my-business-again Whole Foods.

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Oooo, I wanna try it but I don't think my local groceries carry it.

Do you have a Kroger or a Kroger-owned store - such as Ralphs, Fry's, Fred Meyer - nearby? Check them.

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Thanks for the tip!  The local Kroger and Sprouts carry them... as well as the never-gonna-get-my-business-again Whole Foods.
Why not whole foods? :(

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Why not whole foods? :(


Use the Prison Planet Forum search box for "Whole Foods".  There are a few items that'll ring some alarm bells.

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Why not whole foods? :(

Let's see...caving in to Monsanto's agenda and allowing GMO stevia (Truvia) to be sold on its shelves is reason enough to boycott Half Foods.

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oh that sucks

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Simple solution: I just posted the ingredients to Coca Cola--go and make your own!

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=201360.0;topicseen


How to make your own Coca Cola
http://www.nowpublic.com/strange/how-make-your-own-coca-cola

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Just buy these

http://www.zevia.com/

Using stevia instead of Sugar

and here is the ingrediants list http://www.zevia.com/products_natural.html

It turns out that the "stevia blend" used in Zevia is the exact same "stevia blend" which makes up Truvia...mostly GMO erythritol from GMO corn.

Zevia is GMO garbage like the rest of them.