Why The U.S. Government Decides The Color Of Our Food – Cheddar Explains


From Cheddar.

Unlike candy or cereal, we assume that the color of natural foods are a result of the environment. But some aren’t actually the color we assume. That’s because the government plays a key role in determining the colors of your food!. And for that, we can thank the margarine wars of the late 19th century.

Further reading:

Public Choice at the Dawn of the Special Interest State: The Story of Butter and Margarine – https://www.jstor.org/stable/3480530?seq=1

The Rise of Synthetic Colors in the American Food Industry – https://www.academia.edu/30440637/The_Rise_of_Synthetic_Colors_in_the_American_Food_Industry_1870_1940?email_work_card=view-paper

On The Psychological Impact Of Food Colour – https://flavourjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13411-015-0031-3

Smithsonian Magazine


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