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Friday, September 6, 2013

"Healthy" Cereal Bars containing HFCS and the Greenwashing by Corporations and Agencies.

I was cleaning out a cabinet today and came across a box of Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars. By the picture on the box, one might be led to think they contain real apple and cereal...whatever cereal is supposed to be. 

Just look at the ingredients of this crap they call food. High Fructose Corn Syrup is the first ingredient and is in there 3 times as well. Of course, there are a lot of culprits in this ingredient list, but this time I'm focusing on HFCS.

These bars are going in the trash... Not even donated cause I don't want to feed anyone this trash. The American Heart Association and Kellogg's really don't give a shit about our health. It's all about public image and profit and this (among many other things) proves it. In fact, most of the large food corporations care more about their bottom line than they do about our health. As the consumer, one of the best things we can do is to stop buying their crap. Yes, boycotting Kellogg's is a great start. Another thing we can do is to write them, saying that we are fully aware of the wrong they are doing by producing this garbage food, then "greenwashing" through clever marketing, leading many people to believe this stuff is actually good for them and their families. We have to start letting them know we are on to them. Start making more noise and start protesting with our pocketbooks. 

Here's a list of some basic facts about High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) and sugar, plus a linkto the article. This list is really only scratching the surface. If you find this appalling or if you want to argue the merits of HCFS, please do your research then comment below. 

1. Sugar in any form causes obesity and disease when consumed in pharmacologic doses.

2. HFCS and cane sugar are NOT biochemically identical or processed the same way by the body.

3. HFCS contains contaminants including mercury that are not regulated or measured by the FDA.

4. Many independent medical and nutrition experts DO NOT support the use of HFCS in our diet, despite the assertions of the corn industry.

5. HCFS is almost always a marker of poor-quality, nutrient-poor disease creating industrial food products or "food-like substances."

(Source of links) Huffington Post

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