Chemicals in Food

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Early-life exposure to phthalates is linked to lower IQ, ADHD, behavior issue and even autism and these harmful chemicals are in our food. Parents need Kraft Heinz to to get these toxic chemicals out of its supply chain and protect the health of all children. That is why the Learning Disabilities Association coordinated this letter to Kraft Heinz. Please join us and tell Kraft that children need safe food free of toxic phthalates.

Thers is good news! As reported in The New York Timesthis comes after our national Toxic-Free Food Campaign initiated a study four years ago that revealed toxic chemicals in the powdered cheese of boxed macaroni and cheese–even in organic Annie’s, a General Mills brand.

This is big news, and it’s just the beginning of where we’re leading the campaign: to victories across the food industry, for safe food. We’re working for more action from General Mills, and pushing other major food producers like Kraft Heinz to take similar steps.

With sales of processed foods like boxed mac and cheese skyrocketing during the pandemic, it has never been more timely to stop toxic chemicals from getting into food through processing and packaging.

Learn from the experts why we need to get this toxic class of chemicals out of our food by watching this video. And please take one minute now to tell Kraft it’s time to get phthalates out of our food.

You can also read our press release and learn about our work with the Toxic-Free Food Campaign. Help us make all food safe for families by taking action now.

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Tracy Gregoire

Tracy Gregoire is the Healthy Children Project Director for the Learning Disabilities Association of America, and is a long-time advocate for children’s health.

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