This Food Additive Is Banned In Europe. Why Are We Still Letting American Children Eat It?

  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: Food and Drug Administration

 For many years, consumer watchdogs and community groups have warned of the safety of various chemical additives in processed food, especially in the U.S., where agencies are notoriously lax with their food regulatory standards. Now, with hundreds of studies confirming the dangers of titanium dioxide, the ingredient has officially been banned by the European Union. So why is it still legal in the U.S.?

Sign now to demand the FDA ban the use of titanium dioxide as a food additive!

Titanium dioxide is unfortunately not a fringe additive. There are thousands of products sold in grocery stores across the country that contain it, many of which are household staples or typical at events like Halloween. From Skittles to Starburst to Hostess' Donettes - titanium dioxide is an extremely common additive here in the U.S. This means that millions of Americans are unknowingly consuming it each day.

As consumers, we deserve to feel safe eating the food we buy at local grocery stores. The last thing a parent should have to think about when doing their grocery shopping is if they will inadvertently be subjecting their child to inflammatory bowel disease through the purchase of a small candy in the checkout lane. So why is that an additive that has been widely identified as dangerous - by hundreds of different scientific studies - is still legal? 

 There is no reason that an additive that has been banned in the European Union should be legal here in the U.S. People need food to survive, and this food should be safe to eat! Sign the petition now to put pressure on the FDA to ban an additive that is widely documented to pose a threat to human health!

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