I hope we see more and more of this. “Home Made Mommy” has a great interview on her site with a former big wig at a Food Factory. It is a must read.
In referencing how big Food Factories save money at the cost of its consumers health was this Q and A:
Q: Can you give us an example?
A: Let’s take a look at vanilla ice cream. Real, homemade vanilla ice cream contains very simple ingredients like cream, milk, honey, and vanilla. But the most popular store-bought versions cut corners at every turn by using dairy products produced by cows treated with growth hormones and fed an unnatural, grain-based diet. They often replace real sweeteners with high fructose corn syrup or sugar made from GMO sugar beets. To further reduce costs, the amount of cream is reduced and replaced with guar gum and potentially toxic carrageenan. And of course vanilla is rarely REAL vanilla when you buy ice cream at the store.
These dramatic differences become invisible to most consumers since Big Food operates in a world with relatively few restrictions. Even your savviest consumers get caught buying supposedly more “premium” brands thanks to fancy packaging and convincing advertising. In reality, however, most of these “all natural” ice creams contain low quality milk and cream, gums, and sugary GMOs.
Read the entire article and give homemademommy.net a follow. Food Factories are killing us.