Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccino dyed with bugs
Starbucks says it's trying to move away from artificial dyes, which explains why one of its drinks contains an ingredient derived from ground up insects.
Its Strawberry Frappuccino gets its rosy color from cochineal extract. The bug has been used in Mexico and South America as a coloring agent for centuries. The federal government considers it safe and it is used in jams, meat, cookies and many other products. But the world health organization warns cochineal can cause asthma or an allergic reaction and some say the drink is no longer vegan.
- Manhunt underway after officer shot in SF 4 min ago
- Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea
- Rally held in SF to mark anniversary of Japan quake
- $1.2M bond set for mom who drove kids into ocean
- Tips for adjusting to daylight saving time
- International Women's Day walk kicks off in SF
- 'Sunday Streets' returns to San Francisco
- 750 immigration detainees on hunger strike in US
- Missing woman from Benicia found in Alpine County
- Plan to build median on GG Bridge moves forward
- Special ed cheerleading squad thrills Livermore HS
- Wheel of Fortune is in Northern California!
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Sunday 25 min ago
- roundup: Officer-involved shooting; Murder case
- Bay Area weather forecast for Sunday
25 min ago