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Palm kernel oil is also decimating animal habitats in third-world countries, where most of it is manufactured.  Developers are chopping down rain forests to create palm plantations.  There are little girl scouts out there who won't sell the cookies because of this.  I have mixed feelings on this issue, though. 

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I would love to see artificial colors, flavors and preservatives banned like they are in Europe, it's not like food doesn't still taste or look good there and the manufacturers are all still making plenty of money.

Sure it should be down to people to make the right decision for themselves but the reality is a lot of people just don't, and we all pay the price in the end.
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I would love to see artificial colors, flavors and preservatives banned like they are in Europe, it's not like food doesn't still taste or look good there and the manufacturers are all still making plenty of money.

Sure it should be down to people to make the right decision for themselves but the reality is a lot of people just don't, and we all pay the price in the end.


Natural doesn't mean I want to eat it, either. Carmine and cochineal, made from ground cochineal beetles, are used in the US as red food coloring and may legally be labeled "natural coloring" without saying what. It can be a problem for people with insect allergies. Castoreum, which is vanilla scented and flavored, can be listed simply as "natural flavoring". It comes from a beaver's butt. http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/10/02/beaver-butts-emit-goo-used-in-vanilla-flavored-foods/ I'd like more specific labeling, please.

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You lost me at Fox News.
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cake cartel......beaver's butt......fox news.......

 

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You lost me at Fox News.


Because of the source? http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20588763_11,00.html or http://www.businessinsider.com/castoreum-used-in-food-and-perfume-2013-10 . It's not Faux News.

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I have a brother who's seriously allergic to some of the chemicals used to color virtually everything in this country, even Tums. People are allergic to all kinds of stuff, that doesn't mean we should replace all of nature with chemicals.
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I just about wet myself this morning when I heard the tagline on the news...I just switched to Sweetex....guess I will head to my supplier and hoard up like a thief in the night :/
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You lost me at Fox News.


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post #26 of 201
Just when I was thinking about adding some hi ratio to my buttercream. I guess this is a sign lol
post #27 of 201

I used up the last of my High Ratio Shortening, so can't check the label to see if it still has the FattyFatFatLardyLard stuff that the Washintonian Federalies are going to ban.

~~We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons. ~Alfred E. Newman  
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After we switched to ZTF (Sweetex Z) the biggest difference was that our BC was more temperature sensitive, other than that it was pretty much the same. YMMV depending on the recipe.

The icing we use at work went ZTF a couple of years ago, and there is a definite difference in its texture, depending on the season.  During the colder months we have to store it closer to the oven because it gets too hard and crumbly otherwise.  Conversely, during the warmer months it can be quite gloppy.  \\

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You lost me at Fox News.

 

 

hahahahaa! 

 

We call it the comedy channel around here.

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I would love to see artificial colors, flavors and preservatives banned like they are in Europe, it's not like food doesn't still taste or look good there and the manufacturers are all still making plenty of money.

Sure it should be down to people to make the right decision for themselves but the reality is a lot of people just don't, and we all pay the price in the end.

 

Agree with everything here

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