Saturday, September 20, 2008

Disgusting practices by the food industry

I came across a story on the WSJ website that is just disgusting called Food Makers Scrimp on Ingredients In an Effort to Fatten Their Profits. The article discusses how the food industry is adding cheaper ingredients to foods and raising the prices for consumers, all in the name of rising commodity prices. For instance, it said that Hershey is replacing some cocoa butter in its chocolates with partial vegetable oil. And towards the end of the article it talks about companies using dairy substitutes. So, pretty soon that cheese you are eating for calcium might not have as much in it as it used to! 

It is an interesting story. Click on the link above for the read.

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