A Great example on why Americans are getting so fat and Europeans are not, is Kraft’s famous Macaroni & Cheese. For the US version of Kraft’s Mac & Cheese we get additives (yellow dye 5 and yellow dye 6, which many doctors believe cause allergies, migraines and, because yellow dyes are petroleum-based, cancer)
Since the UK has stricter rules regarding preservatives and additives Kraft uses natural beta carotene and paprika to make it almost the same color, and people who have tried both say they taste the same; so why do we get the fake crap in our Mac & Cheese and they get natural additives? Blimey!
When asked why Kraft only uses dye in their US version of “Frank'en & Cheese” the answer is simple, they save money. So what happens when most Americans grow up with dyes, salt and high fructose corn syrup? Obesity, diabetes and early death; does that sound Mmm, Mmm Good!?
Most of us can’t afford to buy only organic and live a preservative free life, but if Kraft can produce some foods without additives for Europe; why in the hell don’t we get the same versions of their popular brands in the US?
If you don’t care about yourself; how about your husband, or wife or children’s health?