An Excerpt from Do One Green Thing

An Excerpt from Do One Green Thing
That’s right, natural red 4 is made from crushing this guy--the cochineal beetle.
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Note on “Natural”

An Excerpt from Do One Green Thing / Always bear in mind that some truly natural substances can be irritating and toxic: think of poison oak and ivy. In 2009, for example, the FDA ordered that carmine/cochineal, a color made from an insect, be spelled out on ingredients lists because it can be highly allergenic!