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(LA Weekly)   Kraft Mac & Cheese can give you cancer thanks to yellow dye, here comes the soccer mom science   (blogs.laweekly.com) divider line 144
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2013-03-07 08:17:33 PM
Right, the dye is the problem. Not all the cheap chemicals they use instead of real cheese.
 
2013-03-08 12:11:46 AM
I wouldn't mind this so much, especially from when I was a kid. When Kool-Aid came out with some new formula in the 60s, my sisters and I puked it up faster than anything in bright red vomit. As this apparently was a common problem with lots of kids, that Kool-Aid was pulled from the market ASAP.

I'm not cool about this as much as my situation after the BS caused about immunizations causing kids to get autism  That soccer mom logic was deadly for kids and the general public as well.
 
2013-03-08 01:42:51 AM
Or, you could, y'know, stop buying it and turn off the Mommyblog for literally 20 minutes and make your own homemade Mac-and-Cheese with whatever kind of noodles and whatever kind of cheese you are ordered to by reading Jenny McCarthy's areolae as braille
 
2013-03-08 01:50:04 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Or, you could, y'know, stop buying it and turn off the Mommyblog for literally 20 minutes and make your own homemade Mac-and-Cheese with whatever kind of noodles and whatever kind of cheese you are ordered to by reading Jenny McCarthy's areolae as braille


exactly what I came here to say. well....except for the areolae/brail thing, but I'm down with that too.
 
2013-03-08 02:04:53 AM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-08 02:27:11 AM
Yellow dye vaccinated my kids and gave them Down's Hyperactive-Autism Disorder with cancer of the anus.
 
2013-03-08 02:28:03 AM
<b>FTA:</b> <i>The moms -- one of whom dubs herself "Food Babe" ...</i>

Fark off
 
2013-03-08 02:28:50 AM
Hell. I'm angry that I just can't BUY that carcinogenic orange dust by the bushel. Their pasta sucks but that sweet dust is manna from heaven.
 
2013-03-08 02:31:16 AM
Quadrilateral I was, now I warp like a smile.

/yellow number five, yellow number five, five five.
 
2013-03-08 02:31:46 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Or, you could, y'know, stop buying it and turn off the Mommyblog for literally 20 minutes and make your own homemade Mac-and-Cheese with whatever kind of noodles and whatever kind of cheese you are ordered to by reading Jenny McCarthy's areolae as braille


AHAHAH... "wheeze" Ahahha... so you never made mac and cheese from scratch I see?
 
2013-03-08 02:32:21 AM
lh5.ggpht.com
This stuff is pretty tasty and it probably won't kill you as quickly!
 
2013-03-08 02:33:14 AM

my alt's alt's alt: [lh5.ggpht.com image 500x500]
This stuff is pretty tasty and it probably won't kill you as quickly!


How do you home grow pasta?
 
2013-03-08 02:33:25 AM
My roommate won't be happy with this. A third of his dinners are Kraft Mac n Cheese.

/other third is Velveeta and Shells
//last third is microwaved TV dinners
///i don't know how he is still alive
 
2013-03-08 02:35:03 AM
Are these the same folks who would immediately refill their antidepressant prescriptions if their hairdressers told them the cosmetic companies removed coal tar dyes from their hair products?

Thought so.
 
2013-03-08 02:35:56 AM
Artificial food dyes...

- Are man-made in a lab with chemicals derived from petroleum (a crude oil product, which also happens to be used in gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt, and tar).



Not all of them. Some are made of crushed bugs.
 
2013-03-08 02:36:54 AM
Right-wing butthurt is strong.  The history of synthetic dyes in food in this country is replete with bans and good evidence that they are mutagenic.  If the dialectic is between the natural colorants that they use in countries smart enough to force them to, and the synthetics they foist on people when they can, well America is a rich country.

But what I am really concerned with is my fellow farker.  How do you get so twisted that you sorry for corporations before people?  Was it some weird fad of right-wing iconoclasm in youth that calcified somehow in your adult cabesas?  Is it your anemic media diet?  What happens?

//I think the cheap mac-y-cheese is
//getting to youse, maybe
 
2013-03-08 02:37:43 AM
charsheblogs.files.wordpress.com  Also causes cancer
 
2013-03-08 02:37:43 AM
Yellow 5 makes me really ill. Induces IBS-like symptoms and vomiting.

Yellow 6 is OK.

No idea why. I just avoid it.
 
2013-03-08 02:38:01 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Artificial food dyes...

- Are man-made in a lab with chemicals derived from petroleum (a crude oil product, which also happens to be used in gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt, and tar).


Not all of them. Some are made of crushed bugs.


Or paprika.
 
2013-03-08 02:38:29 AM

Foxxinnia: My roommate won't be happy with this. A third of his dinners are Kraft Mac n Cheese.

/other third is Velveeta and Shells
//last third is microwaved TV dinners
///i don't know how he is still alive


He's probably got tapeworms a couple feet long by now.
 
2013-03-08 02:39:30 AM

Yogimus: AverageAmericanGuy: Artificial food dyes...

- Are man-made in a lab with chemicals derived from petroleum (a crude oil product, which also happens to be used in gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt, and tar).


Not all of them. Some are made of crushed bugs.

Or paprika.


Ugh. I hate bell peppers.
 
2013-03-08 02:40:30 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Yogimus: AverageAmericanGuy: Artificial food dyes...

- Are man-made in a lab with chemicals derived from petroleum (a crude oil product, which also happens to be used in gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt, and tar).


Not all of them. Some are made of crushed bugs.

Or paprika.

Ugh. I hate bell peppers.


BELL PEPPER!

www.sparqlight.com
 
2013-03-08 02:41:59 AM

Yogimus: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Or, you could, y'know, stop buying it and turn off the Mommyblog for literally 20 minutes and make your own homemade Mac-and-Cheese with whatever kind of noodles and whatever kind of cheese you are ordered to by reading Jenny McCarthy's areolae as braille

AHAHAH... "wheeze" Ahahha... so you never made mac and cheese from scratch I see?


Twenty minutes sounds about right for actual prep time from scratch.  It'll take another 25-30 minutes baking, but you can go back to updating your blog while it does.
 
2013-03-08 02:45:54 AM
Kraft Dinner also a known cause of Canadianism.
 
2013-03-08 02:47:44 AM

signaljammer: Right-wing butthurt is strong.  The history of synthetic dyes in food in this country is replete with bans and good evidence that they are mutagenic.  If the dialectic is between the natural colorants that they use in countries smart enough to force them to, and the synthetics they foist on people when they can, well America is a rich country.

But what I am really concerned with is my fellow farker.  How do you get so twisted that you sorry for corporations before people?  Was it some weird fad of right-wing iconoclasm in youth that calcified somehow in your adult cabesas?  Is it your anemic media diet?  What happens?

//I think the cheap mac-y-cheese is
//getting to youse, maybe


what the fark are you talking about? right-wing butthurt? really?
 
2013-03-08 02:47:46 AM
Some vitamins increase your risk of cancer. Will these mothers crack down on select tocopherols?
 
2013-03-08 02:49:34 AM
Having solved all other problems...
 
2013-03-08 02:50:44 AM

Yogimus: my alt's alt's alt: [lh5.ggpht.com image 500x500]
This stuff is pretty tasty and it probably won't kill you as quickly!

How do you home grow pasta?


Spaghetti trees

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-08 02:50:47 AM
They should just use turmeric.
 
2013-03-08 02:58:01 AM

Raithun: Yogimus: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Or, you could, y'know, stop buying it and turn off the Mommyblog for literally 20 minutes and make your own homemade Mac-and-Cheese with whatever kind of noodles and whatever kind of cheese you are ordered to by reading Jenny McCarthy's areolae as braille

AHAHAH... "wheeze" Ahahha... so you never made mac and cheese from scratch I see?

Twenty minutes sounds about right for actual prep time from scratch.  It'll take another 25-30 minutes baking, but you can go back to updating your blog while it does.


Sweet jebus, link me your recipe! I make this one all the time and I manage to turn it into an hour long affair. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/baked-macaroni-and-che e se-recipe/index.html
 
2013-03-08 03:05:57 AM
cancer.  the Catholic approved version of AIDS
 
2013-03-08 03:08:20 AM

SpdrJay: Kraft Dinner also a known cause of Canadianism.


If I had a million dollars for every time I heard that

/I wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinner
//But I would
 
2013-03-08 03:09:40 AM

bingethinker: Right, the dye is the problem. Not all the cheap chemicals they use instead of real cheese.


The dyes ARE some of the cheap chemicals they use instead of real cheese. Because otherwise it wouldn't look anything close to like there is cheese in it.
 
2013-03-08 03:13:24 AM
I make this recipe, which is a lot more stripped-down and doesn't really require much beyond stirring the white sauce. Generally I just use it to finish off whatever shredded cheeses have been sitting in the fridge the longest (so one or more of sharp cheddar, chipotle cheddar, pepper jack, habanero jack, etc.); the only addition I make is sprinkling mild paprika on top for color.
 
2013-03-08 03:13:33 AM
 
2013-03-08 03:18:23 AM

Raithun: I make this recipe, which is a lot more stripped-down and doesn't really require much beyond stirring the white sauce. Generally I just use it to finish off whatever shredded cheeses have been sitting in the fridge the longest (so one or more of sharp cheddar, chipotle cheddar, pepper jack, habanero jack, etc.); the only addition I make is sprinkling mild paprika on top for color.


Favorited, thank you! Will have to try it next time! The alton brown one is SO good (I add 4 slices of diced bacon when I fold in the pasta) but it requires 3 pots, a pan, dicing an onion, tempering an egg, stirring/boiling the milk mixture... Ugh looks like my kitchen detonated. (Still, it's worth it)
 
2013-03-08 03:21:40 AM
They just don't say how much of that shait you have to eat before it results in any noticeable effect.  You'd probably die of the health effects of obesity before you ate enough to risk cancer.
 
2013-03-08 03:23:18 AM

Fart_Machine: They just don't say how much of that shait you have to eat before it results in any noticeable effect.  You'd probably die of the health effects of obesity before you ate enough to risk cancer.


That depends how the chemicals interact within the body. Do they get broken down? If so, into what compounds? Are those compounds filtered out by the body, or do they accumulate?
 
2013-03-08 03:37:16 AM

Fart_Machine: They just don't say how much of that shait you have to eat before it results in any noticeable effect.


That's because they are soccer moms and not scientists. It's what happens when you tell a country for a few decades that scientists don't know what they're talking about and the average layperson can use some "common sense" and know just as much as science does.
 
2013-03-08 03:38:21 AM

signaljammer: Right-wing butthurt is strong.  The history of synthetic dyes in food in this country is replete with bans and good evidence that they are mutagenic.  If the dialectic is between the natural colorants that they use in countries smart enough to force them to, and the synthetics they foist on people when they can, well America is a rich country.

But what I am really concerned with is my fellow farker.  How do you get so twisted that you sorry for corporations before people?  Was it some weird fad of right-wing iconoclasm in youth that calcified somehow in your adult cabesas?  Is it your anemic media diet?  What happens?

//I think the cheap mac-y-cheese is
//getting to youse, maybe


First, you're dragging politics into something it doesn't belong in.

Second, while you you would normally find people agreeing that big corporations are bad, Mouthy helicopter and activist Mommies who believe their crotch droppings are the most important things on Earth and the entire world should be padded and censored to make sure their children are safe are even worse than, and almost as destructive as, big corporations trying to poison us all.
 
2013-03-08 03:43:20 AM
Twenty minutes sounds about right for actual prep time from scratch.  It'll take another 25-30 minutes baking, but you can go back to updating your blog while it does.

Sweet jebus, link me your recipe! I make this one all the time and I manage to turn it into an hour long affair. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/baked-macaroni-and-che e se-recipe/index.html


My wife makes homemade all the time, in about 20 minutes.  I didn't want to eat it at first, I've grown up loving Yellow Death (my dad's term for it).  Now I like homemade better.  I wish I could post a recipe, but I haven't made it myself.  She basically creates makes a roux and then adds milk and cheese to make it into cheese sauce.  We don't bake it, just pour it over noodles.
 
2013-03-08 03:51:13 AM

Raithun: I make this recipe, which is a lot more stripped-down and doesn't really require much beyond stirring the white sauce. Generally I just use it to finish off whatever shredded cheeses have been sitting in the fridge the longest (so one or more of sharp cheddar, chipotle cheddar, pepper jack, habanero jack, etc.); the only addition I make is sprinkling mild paprika on top for color.


That's the recipe I use. I usually put bacon pieces in mine and serve with buttermilk biscuits. The biscuits always take longer than the mac and cheese to make because it's too damned easy.

/no leftovers, ever
 
2013-03-08 04:02:55 AM
Now I'm hungry. fark and i just ate a Filet-O-Fish.

I was just thinking the other day it would be awesome if they made Doritos mac and cheese packets. I would dip my whole tounge in the powder packet like it was fun dip.
 
2013-03-08 04:03:57 AM

log_jammin: Fart_Machine: They just don't say how much of that shait you have to eat before it results in any noticeable effect.

That's because they are soccer moms and not scientists. It's what happens when you tell a country for a few decades that scientists don't know what they're talking about and the average layperson can use some "common sense" and know just as much as science does.


Learn this one weird tip for massive weight gain discovered by a mom...
 
2013-03-08 04:15:59 AM
When I was a kid everybody said the yellow dye in Mountain Dew would make you sterile. Haven't heard anybody claiming that in a while, so now the new thing is cancer.

I think what to take away from all this is that everything you eat is going to fark your body up in some minute way over time, short of a glucose drip. And doing that would probably give you stomach cancer or something because it's empty all the time so the stomach acids eat away at the lining.

Nobody's getting out of this thing alive, calm the fark down and enjoy what you can of it.
 
2013-03-08 04:17:36 AM
dammit, I want mac and cheese now.

/adding things to shopping list
 
2013-03-08 04:19:45 AM
Hmm, yellow 5 and 6 look like it would be fair to call for replacing them with annatto where feasible. They do have recognized issues, and that comment about yellow 6 having traces of carcinogen isn't unfounded.

But if you're really concerned, shouldn't you be feeding your children something better than mac 'n cheeze. I'm not talking granola and soy milk, but... Well, I guess knowing how to cook just isn't a thing anymore, is it?

/Contemplating a diet challenge to eat nothing that hasn't been in the human diet for at least 500 years.
//From a mention in a business book.
 
2013-03-08 04:20:59 AM
Artificial food dyes...
- Are man-made in a lab with chemicals derived from petroleum (a crude oil product, which also happens to be used in gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt, and tar).

no they are not--they are made in a factory.  a lab would be way too small of a place to produce the amount of dye that is produced on a daily basis.
 
2013-03-08 04:24:17 AM

znapel: She basically creates makes a roux and then adds milk and cheese to make it into cheese sauce. We don't bake it, just pour it over noodles.


THIS.
Make it a quick blonde roux using butter.  Add in whole milk and whatever mix of cheeses you like.  I like some cheddar, provalone, and pepper jack, but you could just as easily use a big chunk of Velveeta if that's your style.
Have the noodles cooked at the same time, or beforehand.  No way good Mac'n'cheese has to take an hour.
 
2013-03-08 04:30:50 AM
But white cheese is safe right?
 
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