I wonder what’s on minds of those who buy Jell-O “snacks.” Do they believe they buy food? What do they think when they treat their poor children to this animal gelatin contaminated with a variety of chemicals? Do they think this is a healthy low calorie strawberry snack? Terrorist attacks kill people instantaneously; food surrogates like Jell-O undermine their health slowly so that the damage can lurk unnoticed for years. Look carefully at the ingredients to see what a waste Jell-O Strawberry is. Needless to say: there is no strawberry.
DyeDiet Doesn’t Buy It!
Red DyeDiet diagram indicates UNACCEPTABLY high chemical risk DDFI = 37/3 ~ 12 and essentially ZERO nutritional value of DDNF = 3/49 ~ 0. What nourishing benefits do you expect from eating these chemicals?
- Adipic acid is an industrial precursor for the production of nylon polymer. Adipic acid is a mild skin irritant. It is mildly toxic, with an LD50 of 3600 mg/kg for oral ingestion by rats
- Aspartame is a highly controversial artificial sweetener. Recent industry-independent studies demonstrated that, unfortunately, aspartame induces liver and lung cancer in mice, produces multi-potential carcinogenic effects in rats even when administered in as low a dosage as 20 mg/Kg, that is 2.5 times lower than the 50 mg Acceptable Daily Intake in the USA! Also, significant dose-related increases of malignant tumors in rats were found. Also read Intake of artificially sweetened soft drinks and risk of preterm delivery: a prospective cohort study in 59,334 Danish pregnant women (watch VIDEO or read the abstract)
- Acesulfame potassium is yet another artificial sweetener which has not been studied adequately. It’s added to increase sweetness and to mask unnatural aftertaste of aspartame
- Red 40 is the most popular azo dye food colorant eaten by Americans. Read CSPI document Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks.
Gelatin is the only ingredient of Jell-O which can be utilized by the human’s body. It is commonly used gelling agent, a protein with less nutritional value than many other proteins. According to the Wikipedia: The U.S. FDA, with support from the TSE (Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy) Advisory Committee, has since 1997 been monitoring the potential risk of transmitting animal diseases, especially bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as Mad Cow disease. The FDA study concluded: “…steps such as heat, alkaline treatment, and filtration could be effective in reducing the level of contaminating TSE agents; however, scientific evidence is insufficient at this time to demonstrate that these treatments would effectively remove the BSE infectious agent if present in the source material. Powdered Jell-O mixtures are no better choices. See: Artificial colors of Jell-O
Bottom line. Jell-O is one of the most disgusting hoaxes in the American food market. In human’s best interests is to boycott any Jell-O products. Buy Annie’s and Stretch Island Orchard fruit snacks instead. Stay human, resist turning to jellyfish and don’t let Jell-O to terrorize your and your children’s health!