Childhood depression and anxiety are on the rise. And numerous studies now suggest that those blue feelings may be coming from blue food coloring, and red, and yellow….The chemicals in fake food have side effects. In a very real way, we are implicating our kids in a massive chemical burden test, a living breathing human guinea pig experiment.
Commonly used food additives may affect behavior. You wouldn’t give your kid a beer for breakfast and then wonder why he scored badly on a test, but in many ways that is just what we are doing, serving them chemical time bombs in the form of “nutritious” lunches. We know that 30% of the U.S. population is MSG sensitive, with side effects that range from dizziness to lack of focus to fainting, yet there is no ban on MSG in school food; in fact, it is one of the most ubiquitous additives.