First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Sophia RacanelliFollow

Mentor/s

Professor McLaughlin and Professor Ignagni

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

In today’s market, foods containing artificial food dyes are extremely popular. Consumers have been purchasing products with added food dyes at an increasing rate because of how appealing it looks. They have become increasingly normalized as an additive in foods every year. They are extremely hard to avoid since they are found in tons of food items including juices, jellies, jams, condiments, puddings, candy, chewing gum, dairy baked goods and lots more. Because of the large demand for foods with artificial food dyes, companies are generating large amounts of profit from these products. Artificial food dyes are extremely common and used in tons of everyday products which is why they are so hard to avoid when buying food. Although artificial food dyes generat e lots of money each year and benefit the economy, many researchers have conducted studies concluding that artificial food dyes have harmful effects on people’s health. Although the research conducted proved that artificial food dyes lead to various health concerns, the US does not implement strict rules or regulations when making decisions to allow the dyes to be used in our food products, however in the European Union their rules and regulations are a lot more strict when it comes to the allowance of arti ficial food dyes in their food products. Despite the negative effects that artificial food coloring has on our health, artificial food colorings are still legal for consumption, and are not strictly regulated in the US, because of the large amount of money they generate.

College and Major available

Accounting, Finance BS

Location

Session 16: Digital Commons & West Campus West Building Room 214

Start Day/Time

4-28-2023 9:00 AM

End Day/Time

4-28-2023 10:15 AM

Students' Information

Sophia Racanelli

Majors: Finance and Accounting

Minors: Financial Analytics, Honors

Graduation: May 2024

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Apr 28th, 9:00 AM Apr 28th, 10:15 AM

Health vs Economic Impacts of Artificial Food Dyes

Session 16: Digital Commons & West Campus West Building Room 214

In today’s market, foods containing artificial food dyes are extremely popular. Consumers have been purchasing products with added food dyes at an increasing rate because of how appealing it looks. They have become increasingly normalized as an additive in foods every year. They are extremely hard to avoid since they are found in tons of food items including juices, jellies, jams, condiments, puddings, candy, chewing gum, dairy baked goods and lots more. Because of the large demand for foods with artificial food dyes, companies are generating large amounts of profit from these products. Artificial food dyes are extremely common and used in tons of everyday products which is why they are so hard to avoid when buying food. Although artificial food dyes generat e lots of money each year and benefit the economy, many researchers have conducted studies concluding that artificial food dyes have harmful effects on people’s health. Although the research conducted proved that artificial food dyes lead to various health concerns, the US does not implement strict rules or regulations when making decisions to allow the dyes to be used in our food products, however in the European Union their rules and regulations are a lot more strict when it comes to the allowance of arti ficial food dyes in their food products. Despite the negative effects that artificial food coloring has on our health, artificial food colorings are still legal for consumption, and are not strictly regulated in the US, because of the large amount of money they generate.

 

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