Here's where they get carmine from:

Female cochineal beetle, 5mm long, ground up is used as a red dye in food and cosmetics
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Ewww, but does it work? Lol.
Originally Posted by poisonivy

Does carmine work for weightloss? No. It's just for color. They've dyed the starch and ground-up rocks with carmine, probably to make it look more appetizing.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
The strange things they do with food.