The Truth About Red Food Dye Made from Bugs

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The Truth About Red Food Dye Made from Bugs

Starbucks willِ stop usingِ a red food dye madeِ fromِ bugs, itsِ president recentlyِ wrote inِ a blog post.
Anytime youِ seeِ anِ ingredients list thatِ includes carmine, cochineal extract orِ natural red 4, youِ canِ beِ sure thatِ there’s a littleِ powdered bug therein.
No Creepy Crawlies Here: Gallery ofِ the Cutest Bugs] Cochineal extract isِ extracted fromِ the cochineal, specifically theِ female, a species ofِ insect thatِ belongs toِ theِ order entomologists refer toِ asِ the true bugs.