Poison in the Form of Yellow Powder

Tartrazine (also known as Yellow 5) is an azo dye that is derived from a chemical called benzene, which is a colorless or yellow liquid at room temperature. It has a sweet odor and is highly flammable. It is naturally found in and synthesized from gasoline and crude oil.

The word synthesize means to produce a substance through a chemical reaction, which means there has been a chemical reaction to draw out the benzene from the gasoline. So not only is it from toxic substances, but it is processed as well, and then the tartrazine is extracted from the benzene!
In a nutshell, Yellow 5 is a chemical from a toxic substance that has been processed twice.
It causes thyroid tumours, asthma attacks (in asthmatic people), ADHD, and allergic reactions.
This is not an extremely dangerous chemical, but it is still damaging, as shown above.
The following is a list of foods you can find it in; the list is in no way complete, and these items do not always contain tartrazine (although they often do).

Mountain Dew Label

Mustard, Mountain Dew, cotton candy, most candies, instant pudding, Jell-O, corn chips, pastries, some potato chips ,cakes, gum, marzipan, jelly, jams, and marmalades, yogurts, horseradish, noodles such as Mr. Noodles, Kraft Dinner, and egg noodles, wine, beer, mixers, pops, caviar, soups, sauces, some instant rice, ice cream, ice pops, candy, Peeps marshmallow treats (and likely other marshmallows), pickles, powdered drink mixes, juice, and other fruity drinks.

Tartrazine is not just in our food, but it is also in medicines, drugs, stamp dyes, tattoo ink, crayons, moisturizers, makeup, soap, cosmetics, vitamins, hair products, and many pharmaceutical drugs.
It is fed to chickens in powder form to make the yolks of their eggs appear more yellow. This opens up a whole other world of discussion, which I will talk briefly about in the next post.
Scientific studies show that in any group of 100 people, up to 26 of them will be allergic to tartrazine, and that reactions to tartrazine are greatest in people who are asthmatic and allergic to aspirin.

I’d like to note that yellow 5 isn’t any worse or better than red 40, yellow 6, or any of the other azo dyes.

When we as humans are unaware of what we are feeding ourselves and the next generation, things are obviously messed up.

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