- target /TAHR-git/
- legislation /lej-is-LEY-shuhn/
- incorporate /in-KAWR-puh-reyt/
- immune system /uh-MYOON SI-stm/
- ample /AM-puhl/
[verb] – to aim, focus on, or direct efforts toward achieving a specific goal or objective
The company launched a new marketing campaign targeting younger consumers.
[noun] – a law or set of laws suggested by a government and made official by a parliament
The new legislation aims to enhance internet privacy and security for all users.
[verb] – to include something as part of something larger
The architect sought to incorporate elements of nature into the design of the building.
[noun] – the cells and tissues in the body that make it able to protect itself against infection
The immune system plays a crucial role in protecting the body from infections and diseases.
[adjective] – more than enough
After a bountiful harvest, the farmer had ample supplies of fresh vegetables to last through the winter.
Nearly 3,000 products, including popular items like Skittles, Nerds, Trolli gummies, as well as protein shakes, instant rice, and boxed cake mixes, incorporate red dye No. 3. Governor Newsom pointed to Skittles’ availability in the European Union as proof of the food industry’s adaptability to meet public health standards. This brings the U.S. closer to EU regulations, which ban these chemicals due to their proven health risks. These include heightened cancer risk, behavioral issues in children, reproductive system harm, and damage to the immune system. Newsom sees this law as a positive step until the U.S. FDA establishes updated safety standards. It goes into effect in 2027, giving brands ample time to adjust their recipes, ensuring Californians can still enjoy their favorite foods confidently.
- Have you ever checked the ingredient list for additives, like red dye No. 3, in food products you consume? If yes, what was your reaction upon finding them? If not, would you be inclined to start checking food labels for potentially harmful additives after learning about California’s new food safety law? Why or why not?
- Have you or someone you know personally experienced any health concerns that might be attributed to additives like red dye No. 3 or other potentially harmful substances in food products? If yes, could you share some details about that experience? If not, has this information influenced your perspective on food additives?
- Do you believe other states in the U.S. should adopt similar legislation to restrict potentially harmful additives in consumer goods?
- How might the enactment of the California Food Safety Act influence the food industry on a national scale, considering California’s significant market presence?
- What role do consumers play in influencing food manufacturers to reformulate their products in compliance with new safety standards, and how might this impact the larger food industry landscape?
- reproductive system
- behavioral issue
- health risk