Cochineal extract and carmine, used to dye food, drinks and cosmetics various shades of red, orange, pink and purple, are extracted from the dried bodies of the female cochineal bug.Yeah. Gentleman bugs take a break. Who knew we used woman bugs to make dye? And the government doesn't want you to know you are eating bugs.
The Food and Drug Administration has finalized a rule that will require food companies to list cochineal extract and carmine on the label when they are used in food and cosmetics. But the new rule contains one glaring omission. It doesn’t require companies to tell you that the ingredients come from a bug.So, there you go, you dirty bug eater.
Seriously, you are a creep.