October 31, 2011
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And oh yeah, its not Governments fault that they're trying to cheat you. Its personal responsibility.
And oh yeah, its not Governments fault that they're trying to cheat you. Its personal responsibility
Oh really? You sure it has nothing to do with corn and grain subsidies, and the fact that the ridiculous FDA procedures make it unviable for local farmers to price competitivey with the big fish that are getting tax advantages?
Yes. I am very sure that General Mills choice of trying to pretend their cereal has blueberrys when it doesn't is an expression of free will.
Watch the video, not everybody has to lie. Some people simply put blueberrys into their cereal, and charge for them.
In fact if it weren't for Government making a law that requires listing ingredients in order of quantity they'd still be liars, you just would not know.
Here is an opportunity for Libertarians and Tea Party folks and Liberals and democrats and republicans to come together as cereal eaters, without force of Government and pressure General Mills to stop trying to cheat folks. Isn't that our ideal, mine and yours alike?
You really didn't need to cause said S-storm with this comment lol, I wasn't aware of this though, pretty neat info and thanks for the post.
Always been a fruit it yourself guy myself though.
In fact if it weren't for Government making a law that requires listing ingredients in order of quantity they'd still be liars, you just would not know
Yes. We all eat much healthier now than we did back in the days without The State.....Right....pick up a copy of Real Food: What to eat and why, for an example of (well besides general nutrition) how governmental laws are the reason the milk we drink is crap (pasteurized and homogenized).
I'm not really sure how they are trying to cheat people, if the ingredients are right on the box. I don't pity any idiots that think they are getting a healthy start to their day when they eat blueberr mini-wheats.
I wonder why General Mills keeps throwing out products that are filled with garbage (grains + corn products). Hmm......thats a tough one....I am thinking of a word that rhymes with flubsidies....it's on the type of my tongue but I can't figure it out. I think it has something to do with ineffective allocation from some legislative body called the.....flubberment?
Buyer beware. I always check the authenticity of fruits as claimed in cereals or mixes.
A simple tip: When making blueberry muffins with real, canned blueberries, drain the juice, and roll the berries in a small amount of flour before adding to the mixure so that your muffins will not be blue all over. Always coat fresh or frozen berries with flour to lessen blue bleed. Even if you forget it isn't a tragedy, and you can make your family think that was your plan for maximum blueness.Fake berries don't bleed so that the makes the end product more uniform and boring.
My least favorite artificial flavor is artifical banana flavor which is way too loud. Real bananas do not shout, but talk normally.
I'm fortunate enough to live in a state with abundant blueberries. In spite of the "no solicitation" rule every spring a co-worker brings pints of blueberries to sell right in my workplace @ $2.50 a pint. My birthday cake this year was a blueberry pie. (I prefer pie to cake, but my absolute favorite is lemon meringue).
What I object to even more than natural vs. artificial fruit is how MSG makes its way into many foods--even organic foods-- under numerous aliases. It may be natural, but still it gives my husband increased heart rate and insomnia all other things being equal.
May your blueberries bleed true and all your muffins have genuine fruit.
Devo, for some folks the Government is always to blame. Get used to it!
Holy moly, Pop Tarts aren't healthy? WTF, they don't have real blueberries? Give me a break.
People who actually care about this kind of thing read labels.
If you aren't willing to read labels and are really concerned about only eating real blueberries, you should probably just stick to eating the actual fruit and STFU.
>>Holy moly, Pop Tarts aren't healthy? WTF, they don't have real blueberries? Give me a break.
People who actually care about this kind of thing read labels.<<
I guess I don't understand your position... the labels are on there because it's a government regulation to have it on there. So, are you supporting the government regulation or opposing it? Or did you just have an overwhelming urge to be thoroughly disagreeable this morning and couldn't help but be wholly uncivil in your post?
@ devo: "as cereal eaters"
You don't want to come together for that. Cereal is very unhealthy for you. Stick to eggs, bacon, fruit, and vegetables. You'll live longer.
I don't think it's fair to say I was wholly uncivil. I maybe had 7.2 grams of civility in there.
Maybe we can get the government to clear things up and put a label on my comment so others can determine the content.
@ David in Cali.
. Stick to eggs, bacon, fruit, and vegetables. You'll live longer
Vegetables for Breakfast.. Yuck
I do like my veggies with a nice steak and potatoes for dinner.
And bacon rocks. mmmm...bacon (drools Homer Simpson style).
Agreed. I did not have to, I wanted to.
I like when they point out how irrational they're own thoughts are.
Your concern flatters me.
Yours was absolutely the best and kindest reply.
Now more people know what to read for.
Good point to make for the freedom lovers.
Curiously, nobody cares about poor General MIlls, and their lust for cheap corn byproducts, and how a Tea Party attack on corn subsidys (a good thing) might impact them. I thought about a red thumb but they pay a dividend. But I bet the Tea Party somehow only manages to reduce food stamps for the poor, not subsidys for the farmer.
We'll see. thanks for the replys.
You're welcome, Devoish. Just thinking about fresh blueberries makes me happy.
Good point about how GIS might be affected with political changes. (I've always considered it a stodgy stock, but it might have more volatility in its future than I thought. My husband loves the Fruit Rollups made with actual pear puree so I have considered it as a possible "coupon" investment.)
One of my relatives lives out in South Dakota. As you can imagine, the corn subsidy is a red hot topic there. People talk about sustainable industries in reference to wise use of natural resources, but in this instance I'd expand the term to refer to wise use of financial resources. Is the corn industry sustainable in its current form or is it on taxpayer life support?