Inside the Newsroom @ A2 Journal

Welcome to Inside the Newsroom @ A2 Journal, a blog written by the newspaper's staff at A2 Journal, a new, weekly, community newspaper covering Ann Arbor. This blog is a place for members of the newspaper's staff to write their thoughts, observations, opinions and other informative pieces they put together while covering the rich history, interesting people, institutions and traditions that make Ann Arbor such a unique community.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Who cares?

According to an article on the CBS News website, Starbucks is now using cochineal extract or dried bugs as dye in its strawberry frappucinos.

The information was posted on after a Starbucks barista notified the site.

Also known as carmine or crimson lake, the extract has been used for thousands of years to color fabric and is deemed safe by the FDA.

So, what do you think? Do you think this is safe? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this!

See the link below for other interesting things that might be in your food.;previous.


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