Originally Posted by Lemongrab
I was thinking about this too since I'm thinking of going pescetarian...all these hidden stuff in these food that seem animal free. Used to love jelly but found out they made it from the froth from boiling animal bones and red food colouring is actually made from grounded up insects or something like that.
dude "Despite the popular misconception, Allura Red AC is not derived from any insect, unlike the food colouring carmine, which is derived from the female cochineal insect." Wikipedia. very gross.
"Carmine is used in the manufacture of artificial flowers, paints, crimson ink, rouge, and other cosmetics, and is routinely added to food products such as yogurt and certain brands of juice, the most notable ones being those of the ruby-red variety."
the non bug food coloring is made from petroleum apparently and thats actually more gross than eating bugs.