If you reside in California, it might soon be difficult to find your favorite food. According to The Washington Examiner, the state’s legislators are debating a bill that would essentially outlaw a number of items owing to chemical additions, including Pez, Campbell’s soup, Skittles, and Sour Patch Kids. The proposed prohibition would outlaw both the production of foods containing these ingredients and their sale in the state, even if they were to be marketed elsewhere.
Jesse Gabriel, a member of the State Assembly, sponsored a bill that would outlaw five food additives that it lists as being dangerous to consume. For the same reason, the European Union has already outlawed three of the five chemicals. Several of the goods that the proposed ban would affect are still on the market in the European Union but substitute other substances for these food additives.
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Food Additives Have Been Linked To Serious Health Concerns
Propyl paraben, red color 3, brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, and titanium dioxide are the five food chemicals that are prohibited. Each has been connected to, or cannot be ruled out as, a number of health risks, including cancer, harm to reproductive health, behavioral disorders in children, and immune system injury, according to CNET.
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— One America News (@OANN) March 18, 2023
According to the Los Angeles Times, titanium dioxide was also the focus of a 2022 California lawsuit that claimed the synthetic pigment was a “known poison” that accumulates in the body over time. It was deemed hazardous as a food additive in 2021 by the European Food Safety Authority. The manufacturer of Skittles, Mars Inc., which was implicated in the lawsuit, had previously stated that it would phase out the usage of the component in 2016 but had never followed through.
The Environmental Working Group’s Governmental Affairs Senior Advocate for California Susan Little noted in a Feb. 22 statement that these drugs are generally ingested more by youngsters than adults and constitute a health concern. “The fact that the same foods that food producers sell in California are also sold in the EU without the presence of these hazardous chemicals is absurd. We also need to protect our children “The sentence is made.