We don’t mess around with health in Mamavation.
As mothers, we are responsible for feeding our family. But what if some of the major food companies in the United States & Canada were hindering us from being able to provide our children with safe food… but were protecting children in Europe instead? That is exactly what is happening. Let me explain…
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese has two food dyes in it: Yellow 5 & Yellow 6. These dyes are being phased out in England and are already illegal in Norway & Austria because of safety concerns. They are made of toxins known to cause cancer, hyperactivity in children, asthma, skin rashes, migraines and prevent children from excelling in school.
WHAT you say…it gets better.
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese has reformulated in Europe in order to provide a safer product that consumers will purchase over there. Here in the United States & Canada they seem to think we just don’t care. Well, mothers care about their children. And I think they are mistaken. The products in Europe taste NO DIFFERENT than in the United States. In fact, Vani from Foodbabe.com & Lisa from 100daysofrealfood.com did their own little taste test and you can see it here.
Kraft has responded to the petition already stating that “The safety and quality of our products is our highest priority and we take consumer concerns very seriously.” So they say they are listening, huh? I say we make it VERY clear to them that we want these dyes OUT of their products. Period. No more hiding behind the blanket statement of *wha what wha cue peanuts voice here* We abide by all regulatory safety standards set out by the wha wha wha *end peanut voice here*. I think we can do better than that. They changed it in Europe. Why not here? They ALREADY have a formula.
Make sure to sign this petition! And join us on TUESDAY, MARCH 19th from 8-9:30pm EST for an ONLINE rally twitter party to demand that Kraft stop using these dyes in the United States & Canada. Let’s take our food back America. One brand at a time.
Vani @thefoodbabe guest of honor
Lisa @100daysrealfood guest of honor
When: Tuesday, March 19th from 8-9:30pm
Where: Twitter using #kraftyellow hashtag
There are SO many brands that don’t use toxic food dyes, genetically modified ingredients or other toxic substances that lead to cancer. And I’ve asked a few to donate some products that we can win during the event. I’m continuously updating this list, so keep visiting back to see what you can win with your support of this petition and movement in social media.
1. Navitas Naturals $75 gift sets (2 winners)
- raw chocolate pack
- smoothie pack
2. Set of Natural Dyes for your Kitchen from Colormaker.com (5 winners)
3. Savory Tea Sample packs from Numi Organic Tea (2 winners)
How to Enter (please comment for each entry):
1. Sign this petition! (mandatory)
2. Help us promote! Share this post on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, OR Stumble, etc. (one entry mandatory)
Sample Tweets to use:
“I’m asking @Kraftmacncheese to take toxic dyes OUT & u can too! Join me 3/19 for online rally! http://bit.ly/Z7SLF0 #kraftyellow“
“Dyes in @Kraftmacncheese cause cancer, hyperactivity, asthma & more? Join online rally 3/19, http://bit.ly/Z7SLF0 #kraftyellow”
3. Tweet during the event! We are randomly selecting winners based on tweets that night! *fingers crossed we trend, so tweet ladies!*
4. And please make sure to hit the linky below to RSVP if you plan on coming.
Disclaimer: I was NOT paid by any brand to host this party. Neither was Vani or Lisa. All of us care deeply about the food supply in the United States. This is why we stand firm asking food companies to be better. And we won’t back down until they do.