As many predicted, a F.D.A. advisory panel found yesterday that that warnings about artificial dyes causing hyperactivity in some children shouldn't be added to food packaging. They also said more research is needed — particularly on the dye Blue #1. However, as the New York Times explained earlier, it's highly unlikely that this will happen.
NPR made note of this fun fact: The meeting of 14 food experts took place, "in a generic hotel ballroom, complete with complementary candies on every table that were filled with food dyes, natch."