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27 May 2008

Artificial coloring in foods and cosmetics is sometimes made from crushed bugs.

Cochineal and Carmine extracts are derived from crushed bugs to produce artificial coloring dyes in various foods, beverages, and cosmetics.

* SOURCE:
  "Insect Dye Has Consumers Seeing Red" The Denver Post 16 May 1997 (p.A2)

* LEARN MORE:
   Animal Ingredient List A Z - Book Review
   Color Additives and Cosmetics -  FDA Website
   Cochineal and Carmine - FDA Website 

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