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Dyed Easter eggs

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Use natural dye for the eggs

Traditional Easter egg dyes are made with petroleum and coal tar-based artificial colors. For as many food dyes that are approved by the FDA, there are two or three others that have been banned because they were shown to make people sick. Are we just waiting for more data until a current color is similarly banned? Why risk it if you don't have you? This Easter, you can pick one of the many natural options for dying your Easter eggs or make your own. A quick search on Google turns up a bunch of options for those who want to buy, and if you're more of the DIY kind of person, you can find two good recipes for homemade Easter egg dyes right here on MNN.