Dunkin’ Donuts Removing Titanium Dioxide from Donuts

Sugar donutWhat did a sugar coated Dunkin’ Donut and paint have in common?  Titanium Dioxide.  What is Titanium Dioxide doing in donuts in the first place?  Well apparently titanium dioxide makes powered sugar look brighter.  Not sure why this would constitute a good reason to include this chemical on an item like a donut that is consumed by humans.  This chemical Titanium Dioxide is also used in sunscreen and paints. Dunkin’ Donuts is removing titanium dioxide from its powered sugar donuts after pressure was put on by a public interest group who urged that this chemical was not safe for human consumption.  Check out the article as reported by CNN here.


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