by Jonathan Benson, Natural News:
Yogurt, fruit, and insect juice? This last ingredient might seem out of place, but it is precisely what global food giant Dannon is adding as a food coloring to many of its commercial yogurt products, unbeknownst to the majority of its customer base. And the non-profit consumer advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is calling on the company to immediately remove the ingredient from its product formulations in the interest of public safety.
You may recall back in 2012 when coffee chain Starbucks found itself in the national spotlight for quietly replacing a plant-based coloring agent with carmine, a substance that is extracted from ground-up cochineal beetles, in some of its Frappuccino beverages. Well, this same ingredient is now being used by Dannon to doctor up some of its more colorful yogurt flavors and make them more appealing to the eye, which is generating new controversy.
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