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2008-04-22 14:55:00

Officials in the European Union said Tuesday they were unlikely to issue a ban on six artificial food colorings that some say may cause hyperactivity in children.Experts from across the EU's 27 member states discussed the matter earlier this month, after research in Britain suggested a possible link between the colorings and behavior in children.So far, the European Commission, which proposes and administers legislation on behalf of EU countries, has declined to call for a ban on the...

2008-04-10 14:45:00

Britain's Food Standard Agency (FSA) has called for a ban on six artificial food colorings, and wants the British government to instate voluntary removal of the products by next year.The agency's plea follows a study completed in September 2007 that found children lost concentration and behaved impulsively after consuming a drink containing the additives.The study involved 300 children who were assigned one of three drinks at random -- either a potent mix of colorings and additives, or a...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.