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  1. Jul 2021
    1. Of all the additives, dyes were the most genotoxic. Amaranth, Allura Red, New Coccine, Tartrazine, Erythrosine, Phloxine, and Rose Bengal induced dose-related DNA damage in the glandular stomach, colon, and/or urinary bladder. All seven dyes induced DNA damage in the gastrointestinal organs at a low dose (10 or 100 mg/kg).

      Added food dyes have been scientifically proven to cause adverse effects to the stomach, colon, and urinary bladder.

    1. The Bastaki research team found that “exposure to food-color additives in the United States by average and high-intake consumers is well below the acceptable daily intake (ADI) of each color additive.” These findings were also previously established by FDA research published in 2016. This means even for people who consume a high amount of foods with color additives, they are not at risk of the colors causing adverse health effects.

      Intake of color additives is still well below the level of intake that is considered "safe".

    1. When you see a meme going around, give a thought to the subject of that meme image, whose life may forever be changed.

      Giving thought to the subject of the meme can possibly help us to pause instead of immediately reposting. The lives of those involved can be forever changed by a small act of reposting.

    2. In 2016, the parents of another unwilling subject sued the image’s creator, a news organization for publishing the image in a story about it, and a dancer on the show “Dancing With the Stars,” who the suit contended contributed to the image’s spread and the subject’s emotional distress by reposting the image with negative comments on social media.

      Negative comments can certainly contribute to feelings of emotional distress. This can be an unfortunate result of posting anything on social media platforms.

    1. We should be thinking more seriously about the ethics of live-tweeting: when is it appropriate? When it is, what should and shouldn’t you do?

      Perhaps we need to take social media and what we post more seriously. When we put any information into the internet world, we never really have the power to control what happens to it from there.

    2. As with so much else that is mediated by the internet, the medium’s dissociative effects prevent us from centering the humanity of the people involved.

      The effects of social media are that we can almost perceive people as objects rather than human beings with feelings and real lives. Unfortunately, this can result in a lot of hurt for those victims of social media abuses.

  2. Jun 2021
    1. Concern regarding food additives has increased in the past 2 decades in part because of studies that increasingly document endocrine disruption and other adverse health effects.

      Food dyes may also cause endocrine disruption

    1. In 2008 the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in Washington, DC, petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban artificial food dyes because of their connection to behavioral problems in children.1 Two years later a new CSPI report, Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks, further concludes that the nine artificial dyes approved in the United States likely are carcinogenic, cause hypersensitivity reactions and behavioral problems, or are inadequately tested.2

      CSPI study 2008

    1. But when it comes to white people’s stance on black protest, as the great poet and philosopher Montero Lamar Hill once said: “Can’t nobody tell me nothing.”AdvertisementThey can’t tell me nothing.

      It seems that there is a conflict between what the "norms" have been and what we can learn from the past. If a majority of the white race refuses to believe or accept that things need to change, there will continue to be conflict between races.

    1. ut I end up coming back to this simple stuff because I can’t shake the feeling that digital literacy needs to start with the mirror and head-checks before it gets to automotive repair or controlled skids. Because it is these simple behaviors, applied as habits and enforced as norms, that have the power to change the web as we know it, to break our cycle of reaction and recognition, and ultimately to get even our deeper investigations off to a better start.

      With the implementation of more digital media resources, we need to develop the habits of checking our sources before we spread misinformation.

    1. In recent years, six food dyes were identified as having a possible link to hyperactivity in children - aka. The Southampton Study of 2007 - which included Red #40. This has since led to legislation in the E.U. that requires that food containing these additives come with warning labels. It has also led to companies like Kellogg, Kraft, McDonald’s and other American companies that do business in Europe to adopt natural colorings for the European market. However, many of these same companies continue to use artificial food coloring when doing business in the US. The reason for this is because the FDA remains on the fence about the six artificial food colors identified in the Southampton Study. Citing conflicting results from various studies, they have insisted that further testing is required. In the meantime, there remain no FDA-approved natural alternatives, owing to problems of stability, cost, and effectiveness.

      US vs Europe controversy

    1. Artificial food dyes are petroleum-derived substances that give color to food. The safety of these dyes is highly controversial.

      Are artificial food dyes safe?