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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Drink Starbucks? Wake Up And Smell The Chemicals!

Uh oh ... Looks like I'm guilty here myself periodically. I usually like my organic white tea. But sometimes, I do put my blinders on and get items from this popular coffee chain. It looks like I will need to be more mindful. I already hear my wife saying I told you so.


" Last week, I posted a new investigation into the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte and exposed how Starbucks makes it difficult for its customers to know what they are drinking. This is because:

- Starbucks doesn't publish the ingredients online.
- Starbucks doesn't publish the allergen information online.
- Starbucks is inconsistent. We were given slightly different ingredients depending on who we spoke to at Starbucks.

I also broke down the complete list of ingredients in this popular latte, including caramel coloring that contains the chemical 4-Mel, which is classified as a possible human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and National Toxicity Program. A 2-year government funded feeding study found that 4-Mel caused lung cancer in mice. The Center of Science in Public Interest and the Consumers Union (the policy and action arm of Consumer Reports) recently petitioned the FDA to take action to limit caramel coloring in soft drinks."


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