This is news to me. According to this article, almost all newspapers printed in the U.S. now use Soy based ink. Luckily, I usually do my news reading online these days. At first I thought it was shocking that one of the top 8 allergens was chosen to base such a large market but quickly realized that it’s all about the money–not the safety of the few million who might die from reading the paper. The only other place I’ve heard this mentioned was from a tour of a newspaper archival company that regularly handled newspapers and thought it was an interesting fact to share.
Beware this label:
I doubt you’ll be biting into the newspaper very often to go along with your morning cup of joe, unless of course you’re a goat or a giraffe. Or my dog. But to be honest, I find myself still fearful of this “soy-ink” as substances you touch or put on your skin are absorbed through your skin into your body.
What do you think?