Know what you’re getting before you buy. If you are avoiding HFCS and artificial colors, you may be in for a surprise.
I notice that one target is conspicuously absent – there is no goal to provide more nutritious food, just more shelf stable food. We’ve seen how the drive for long shelf life has adulterated bread, cereals, and other grains by making the addition of carcinogenic chemicals (potassium bromate) and hydrogenated fats actually rendering it less nutritious and possibly harmful to our health.
There could be literally a thousand different birds in one little tube. Incidentally, this is the reason I stopped buying pre-ground beef.
In order to get us the cheapest eggs possible, he uses migrant and illegal workers, who are forced to labor in appalling conditions. Ammonia so strong that Department of Agriculture workers were hospitalized. Asbestos exposure. Denying workers access to doctors. Rape.
How cheap are these eggs, then?
The CRA claims that consumers are “confused” and the name switch will clear things right up. Problem is, consumers are not confused, they are becoming more educated and choosing not to consume HFCS.
Answering questions about HFCS. What do you want to know? Can you see throught the marketing hype?
Food Matters by Mark Bittman
Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Made From Scratch: The Pleasures of a Homemade Life by Jenna Woginrich