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Popular Foods Taking on New Hues Without Artificial Dyes

General Mills Trix cereal made with artificial colors (L), and a bowl with natural colors (R). Food makers are purging their products of artificial dyes as people increasingly eschew unnatural foods. General Mills couldn’t find good alternatives for the blue and green pieces in Trix. (General Mills via AP)
General Mills Trix cereal made with artificial colors (L), and a bowl with natural colors (R). Food makers are purging their products of artificial dyes as people increasingly eschew unnatural foods. General Mills couldn’t find good alternatives for the blue and green pieces in Trix. (General Mills via AP)

TARRYTOWN, N.Y.—Mozzarella cheese at Panera restaurants won’t be as glaringly white. Banana peppers in Subway sandwiches won’t be the same exact shade of yellow. Trix...

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