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Call to Action: write a letter to Kraft Foods

By Isabel Kallman

MMB_mac.jpgOur heroes at MomsRising just released a call to action after they read Robyn O’Brien’s The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick – And What We Can Do About It.
This is the book that made me aware of how many artificial ingredients and chemicals had entered into our own food supply over the past 15 years, making foods we parents ate very different than the ones we serve our children today.

The issue around which MomsRising is rallying support is the discrepancy between the foods sold to US families and those in other developed nations:

Keep those chemicals out of our mac and cheese!

In 2008, Kraft removed artificial colorings, like yellow #5, and chemical sweeteners, like aspartame, from the products that they distribute in Europe, Australia, and other developed countries due to consumer concern over scientific studies that link these synthetic ingredients to hyperactivity and asthma in children. But, they haven’t done the same thing here in the U.S 

Send a letter to Kraft requesting they remove these same ingredients from their products here. It’s time that Kraft value our children as highly as they value the children in other countries!

Kraft took these chemicals and additives out of their European products. If we want Kraft to do this for us in the U.S., then Kraft needs to hear from us!

Because, don’t our kids deserve better?

The action is simple, just click on this link and send a pre-written letter to Kraft CEO, Irene Rosenfeld, a mother of two herself, requesting that Kraft remove these same ingredients from their products here in the U.S.

I just did it and it took less than 3 minutes. Ready, set, GO!

* Megaphone pic by altemark


Isabel Kallman
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Isabel Kallman

Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.


Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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  • Cheryl

    August 26, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    DONE! I hope they listen.
    Here’s a scary one for you. I have a friend that lives in Sweden. Every time she comes to the U.S. she buys a huge bag of Doritos. She can’t get them in Sweden because some of the ingredients in the “cheese” used (that dayglo orange powder) is BANNED in Sweden!

  • Meghan

    August 26, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks for the info! I’ve posted this over on the Feingold member’s board, hopefully some of the parents there will send letters!