Numbers with a * means that the additive is definitely
of animal origin.
All other numbers are sometimes and therefore possibly from animal origin. E NumberAdditive Name* 120Cochineal,
Carminic acid, Carmines Natural Red 4 - colouring A colouring that makes many foods red. Found in alcoholic drinks,
fruit pie fillings, jams, many sweets and even cheeses. Cochineal is made
from the female insect found on cacti called Dactylopius Coccus. She is
boiled alive or left to "cook" alive through sun exposure.
Cochineal is the result of crushing scales of the insect into a red powder. 153Carbon Black, Vegetable Carbons - colouring If the description on product packaging says "Vegetable
Carbons", then it is most likely free of animal derivatives. (but could
be derived from GM crops!) But if the additive is described as "Carbon
Black", it 's more likely to be derived from various parts of animals.
Let's talk - Depression......(a nice piece by Ninad Vengurlekar...)
"I was pained to read about the suicide of the depressed kid who killed himself by jumping off a hotel building. In the world of social media, he assumed that everyone except him, was doing exceedingly well for themselves & he was the only loser on earth. He probably posted about his suicide on social media, hoping to taste some success & become famous. He longed for success, but had to kill himself for it. Sadly, he did not live to see how famous he has become. I was moved by the news. In a life connected to smartphones, I believe youngsters need a reality check about what real life is, what success is, & how it can be achieved. What happens on social media is virtual, but what you do with your life is real. Moving your fingers is far easier than rolling up your sleeves & getting to work. This difference needs to be understood. When youngsters are depressed & feel suicidal, they are thinki…
Are fidget spinners spinning out of control? Some safety experts think so.
Since my story about the potential dangers of fidget spinners in May, more news has emerged about their hazards. Today the consumer watchdog group World Against Toys Causing Harm called them one of the 10 most harmful and potentially lethal “summer safety traps" due to choking hazards.
(News alert: Since this story was published, another potential problem has been reported: Fidget spinners with batteries burst into flames while charging in at least two states, according to news reports. While this is under investigation, play it safe and don't leave a charging fidget spinner unattended.)
Fidget spinners "are a huge craze right now," but the potential for harm is real, according to the Toy Association, the not-for-profit trade association representing U.S. businesses involved in toy manufacture and delivery.
The problem is that some parts of spinners can break off and be swallowed, says Joan …