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(AZ Family)   After noticing her son gets hyper every time he eats M&Ms, mother stops feeding them to him. Just kidding. She determines it's all connected to the food dye and launches a petition to get them to change the formula so he can keep eating M&Ms   (azfamily.com) divider line 232
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2014-01-08 02:27:20 PM  
It seems very unlikely that sugar would make anyone hyper, doesn't it?
 
2014-01-08 02:34:03 PM  
So when the price of oil goes up, the price of M&M's rise as well?
 
2014-01-08 02:45:59 PM  
And by "determines" we mean "believes, without any reason or evidence".
 
2014-01-08 02:58:06 PM  

MrBallou: And by "determines" we mean "believes, without any reason or evidence".


Well, there is some mixed evidence on the issue.

http://www.npr.org/2011/03/30/134962888/fda-probes-link-between-food -d yes-kids-behavior
 
2014-01-08 03:20:12 PM  
"Before Wednesday's meeting, the FDA released its of 35 years of scientific studies. It finds no conclusive proof that food dyes cause hyperactivity in most kids, although it suggests that some kids with ADHD may be particularly sensitive to them. "

Someone, quick... pass a law to protect .05% of the population that has a .004% chance of occurring!
 
2014-01-08 03:43:52 PM  
"I thank God every single day that we figured this out," she said. "What breaks my heart is thinking about all these families that will never put those Reese's pieces together."
 
2014-01-08 03:52:33 PM  
"I thank God every single day that we figured this out," she said. "What breaks my heart is thinking about all these families that will never put those pieces together."

So, God has time to help you "figure out" that it's the dye and not the sugar or the theobromine that's making your kid hyper, but he doesn't have time to help the black or brown kid somewhere else who's starving and would kill for a handful of those M&Ms.

Your god is a dick.
 
2014-01-08 04:21:02 PM  
I'll bet her little fu*kwad isn't vaccinated either.
 
2014-01-08 04:23:19 PM  
She said her son Trenton, 9, used to suffer regular "meltdowns," but then his behavior improved remarkably when she took artificial dyes out of his diet, including M&M's.

Interesting. So you say his behavior improved when you started being a parent?
 
2014-01-08 04:30:47 PM  
Great.

This will be just like the parents who ruined Warheads. Just because some kid's tongue bleeds a little, you have to make 'em all bland and crap.

/have to put like three of them in now just to get close to the sensation
//and oh man my salivary glands hurt just thinking about it
 
2014-01-08 04:33:15 PM  
Wait until she sues Skittles for causing her son to come down with a case of beast mode.
 
2014-01-08 04:48:04 PM  
Didn't we already go through this in the 80's? Is this woman the daughter of the first idiot who said this?
 
2014-01-08 04:50:50 PM  
...her son Trenton, 9, used to suffer regular "meltdowns,"...

Why is a 9 year old kid eating M&Ms ?
 
2014-01-08 04:51:23 PM  

Peki: Great.

This will be just like the parents who ruined Warheads. Just because some kid's tongue bleeds a little, you have to make 'em all bland and crap.

/have to put like three of them in now just to get close to the sensation
//and oh man my salivary glands hurt just thinking about it


Damn. You know a candy has achieved its goals if it can make my mouth water just at the mention of their name, even though I probably haven't had one in nearly 10 years
 
2014-01-08 04:51:52 PM  
NotThisShiatAgain.jpg
 
2014-01-08 04:51:53 PM  
coming soon

SOYEM'S
 
2014-01-08 04:52:12 PM  
She said her son Trenton, 9, used to suffer regular "meltdowns," but then his behavior improved remarkably when she took artificial dyes out of his diet, including M&M's he got a little older.
 
2014-01-08 04:52:19 PM  

The_Sponge: Wait until she sues Skittles for causing her son to come down with a case of beast mode.


That game was 3 years ago today.
 
2014-01-08 04:52:43 PM  
She said her son Trenton, 9, used to suffer regular "meltdowns," but then his behavior improved remarkably when she took artificial dyes out of his diet, including M&M's.


What confirmation bias looks like.
 
2014-01-08 04:53:52 PM  
Did she perform a series of double blind tests in which she gave him different color M&Ms and British Smarties made with natural dyes?

If not, she probably did not establish reasonable grounds to believe that the M&M dye was the problem.

On the other hand, it is interesting that different dyes are used in different countries. This offers us a chance to really test whether the dyes are harmful or not by using the same candies with different dyes. If only there were some way to test an hypothesis.

I'd like to volunteer for the control group.
 
2014-01-08 04:54:07 PM  
Sample size 1. Uncertainty is 100%.
 
2014-01-08 04:54:22 PM  
I tracked down the source of my migraines to azo dyes, so I'm all for removing them from food.
 
2014-01-08 04:54:39 PM  
The answer is the caffeine-free diet M&M's, duh.
 
2014-01-08 04:55:24 PM  

brantgoose: Did she perform a series of double blind tests in which she gave him different color M&Ms and British Smarties made with natural dyes?

If not, she probably did not establish reasonable grounds to believe that the M&M dye was the problem.

On the other hand, it is interesting that different dyes are used in different countries. This offers us a chance to really test whether the dyes are harmful or not by using the same candies with different dyes. If only there were some way to test an hypothesis.

I'd like to volunteer for the control group.


http://xkcd.com/507/
 
2014-01-08 04:55:59 PM  
Very one sided article, doesn't all the other HFCS hyperize the kid like it does everyone else???  I smell witch hunt.
 
2014-01-08 04:56:07 PM  

netizencain: "Before Wednesday's meeting, the FDA released its of 35 years of scientific studies. It finds no conclusive proof that food dyes cause hyperactivity in most kids, although it suggests that some kids with ADHD may be particularly sensitive to them. "

Someone, quick... pass a law to protect .05% of the population that has a .004% chance of occurring!


I call that the gluten free'ers.

I have to weave through boxes and boxes, aisles and freezers to find things WITH  gluten in them.
 
2014-01-08 04:56:43 PM  

MemeSlave: ...her son Trenton, 9, used to suffer regular "meltdowns,"...

Why is a 9 year old kid eating M&Ms ?


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//notsureifserious.jpg
 
2014-01-08 04:57:22 PM  
FTFA:
They're some of America's favorite little treats, but now there's push for Mars, Incorporated to change M&M's?

don't ask me, you're the one writing the article *closes window*
 
2014-01-08 04:58:02 PM  
Some koonz shouldn't breed.
 
2014-01-08 04:58:46 PM  
Poor kid. A month from now she's going to throw out her WiFi router because of the harmful cancer rays.
 
2014-01-08 04:59:29 PM  
Orange Barrel acid used to do me that way
 
2014-01-08 04:59:33 PM  
Try just giving him the brown ones.
 
2014-01-08 04:59:36 PM  
Jenny McCarthy, is that you?

I don't disagree with removing artificial food dyes, why add unnecessary chemicals to food? That being said, I find this lady's science suspicious.
 
2014-01-08 04:59:39 PM  
This just in...

EVERYTHING MAKES KIDS HYPERACTIVE!

/Being a parent is a lot like being the designated driver, just all the time.
 
2014-01-08 05:00:24 PM  

MemeSlave: ...her son Trenton, 9, used to suffer regular "meltdowns,"...

Why is a 9 year old kid eating M&Ms ?


Because they're farking delicious. I like to give my kids a big bowl of M&Ms every morning, just pour some milk over it like cereal and let 'em go!
 
2014-01-08 05:00:49 PM  
M&Ms meltdown in your mouth, not in your hand.
 
2014-01-08 05:01:03 PM  

cryinoutloud: Didn't we already go through this in the 80's? Is this woman the daughter of the first idiot who said this?


My only similar memory was the red dye #2 scare from the 1970s (banned in 1976).  Wiki claims it stated in Russia (presumably Soviet research from the people who brought you Lysenkoism).  There might have been other stupid stuff, but I would assume anything with hyperactivity was after the 80s.
 
2014-01-08 05:01:22 PM  
its the blue ones they added recently

the blue ones are an abomination, an affront to the natural order
 
2014-01-08 05:01:43 PM  

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: This just in...

EVERYTHING MAKES KIDS HYPERACTIVE!

/Being a parent is a lot like being the designated driver, just all the time.


Not only this, but even giving nothing (or even a normal healthy dinner) sometimes makes kids hyper.
 
2014-01-08 05:02:13 PM  
yellow number five, yellow number five

yellow number five, yellow number five

yellow number five, yellow number five

yellow number five, yellow

NUMBER!
 
2014-01-08 05:02:15 PM  
Hey, that red 40 sends my blood pressure through the roof, it made my kids bat guano crazy, and the only time I can tolerate my nephews and niece is if they have been away from that foul stuff for at least 10 hours (never happens in their household, Kool-aid and Hawaiian Punch three meals a day...).

Note also that it is banned in several countries and "not recommended for consumption by children" through out the EU.
Of course, this ban couldn't have anything to do with the weakened food industry lobbies in their legislative system,
 
2014-01-08 05:02:28 PM  

litespeed74: netizencain: "Before Wednesday's meeting, the FDA released its of 35 years of scientific studies. It finds no conclusive proof that food dyes cause hyperactivity in most kids, although it suggests that some kids with ADHD may be particularly sensitive to them. "

Someone, quick... pass a law to protect .05% of the population that has a .004% chance of occurring!

I call that the gluten free'ers.

I have to weave through boxes and boxes, aisles and freezers to find things WITH  gluten in them.


My favorite subspecies of gluten free'ers are the ones who are hand-on-heart convinced that these help you lose weight, no matter how much you eat.

/just like the ones who can detect 'organic' vegetables by merely looking, the 'human chromatographs', I call them
 
2014-01-08 05:02:51 PM  

quantum_csc: Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: This just in...

EVERYTHING MAKES KIDS HYPERACTIVE!

/Being a parent is a lot like being the designated driver, just all the time.

Not only this, but even giving nothing (or even a normal healthy dinner) sometimes makes kids hyper.


STOP FEEDING YOUR CHILDREN DINNER!
 
2014-01-08 05:03:24 PM  
Kid was probably already hyper, and lousy mommy never noticed it

just the some folks go extra bonkers from the dyes
 
2014-01-08 05:04:34 PM  
www.troll.me
 
2014-01-08 05:04:52 PM  

Laobaojun: Hey, that red 40 sends my blood pressure through the roof, it made my kids bat guano crazy, and the only time I can tolerate my nephews and niece is if they have been away from that foul stuff for at least 10 hours (never happens in their household, Kool-aid and Hawaiian Punch three meals a day...).

Note also that it is banned in several countries and "not recommended for consumption by children" through out the EU.
Of course, this ban couldn't have anything to do with the weakened food industry lobbies in their legislative system,


My X is a special needs teacher* that had a kid so sensitive to red due that the red dye in his Spider-man sheets set him off.

*she begged me to buy her a "tard wrangler" shirt
 
ecl
2014-01-08 05:05:03 PM  
ADD/ADHD need to be retired so people can start worrying their kids are too stupid instead of too active.
 
2014-01-08 05:05:03 PM  

Laobaojun: Hey, that red 40 sends my blood pressure through the roof, it made my kids bat guano crazy, and the only time I can tolerate my nephews and niece is if they have been away from that foul stuff for at least 10 hours (never happens in their household, Kool-aid and Hawaiian Punch three meals a day...).

Note also that it is banned in several countries and "not recommended for consumption by children" through out the EU.
Of course, this ban couldn't have anything to do with the weakened food industry lobbies in their legislative system,


That something is banned somewhere means nothing. Show a credible scientific study and you'll be starting to make sense.
 
2014-01-08 05:05:18 PM  

Sentient: Peki: Great.

This will be just like the parents who ruined Warheads. Just because some kid's tongue bleeds a little, you have to make 'em all bland and crap.

/have to put like three of them in now just to get close to the sensation
//and oh man my salivary glands hurt just thinking about it

Damn. You know a candy has achieved its goals if it can make my mouth water just at the mention of their name, even though I probably haven't had one in nearly 10 years


^5. Me too. My jaw is hurting.

I was really disappointed when I found them. You used to really have to struggle to make that 30 seconds. Now, you get that intensity for maybe a second or two. Same goes for Shocktarts. . .
 
2014-01-08 05:05:40 PM  

litespeed74: I call that the gluten free'ers.

I have to weave through boxes and boxes, aisles and freezers to find things WITH gluten in them.


It's kind of frustrating, as my mom is a diagnosed celiac (blood test *plus* intestinal biopsy), and... how *casually* some people take their "Oh yah we're gluten free!" stuff (especially in restaurants) has screwed her over *badly*, since even trace ammounts/flour *will* make her immune system go "DEATH TO THE SMALL INTESTIIIINEEEE!!!"

/She didn't develop it until her 50's.
//And autoimmune funtimes run in the family.
///Better drink beer while I can!
 
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