You know, I've often wondered why artificial colors and flavors are illegal, but then I realized, by wondering, that I'd answered my own question.
What ARE they, anyway?
You don't know. I don't know. And that's why we can't eat them, because we have to know what a food is in order to know if it's legal or not. And let's face it -- artificial coloring and flavors are not food. We only eat food on the SCD. Perhaps this should be our slogan:
The SCD: We eat food!
In case you were wondering what prompted this post, well, let me tell you. I spoke with an acquaintance of mine recently who used to work at a large food manufacturing company. One of the items they produced was a macaroni and cheese-type recipe.
The recipe called for two parts cheese, one part yellow food color.
No, that's not a typo.
So, for example, a batch would include 500 pounds of cheese...and 250 POUNDS of powdered yellow food color.
The thing of it was, said my acquaintance, is that the food color cost just as much as the cheese! It was EXPENSIVE!
You really wonder what's in our food supply, don't you?
And people think we SCDers are the crazy ones...