posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 11:49 AM
Its really sad but once again its all about the money.
Americans are unaware of how much of our "processed" foods are optimized in chemistry laboratories for maximum profitability.
That is why YUM brands, the parent company of Pizza Slut can boast 14% year over year profits according to their website.
If you look at the govt required nutritional/allergens information Pizza Hut provides it states two cheeses, "Mozzarella" and "Pizza Cheese".
What do YOU think the purpose of "Pizza Cheese" for a multinational corporation is ? Its certainly not for your health !
This thread arose from the creator and supplier of so called "Pizza Cheese" Leprino Foods holding a patent for "coated cheese granules" ,which is
essentially what Pizza Cheese is comprised of in which the coating or emulsifier of said cheese granules contains silicon used to aid in melting.
This allows YUM brands to pass the buck as they're doing and claim ignorance as long as everything "adheres to or meets FDA requirements".
All grated/shredded packaged cheese for that matter has an "anti caking" additive "cellulose" which is essentially plastic, that is also used in
hot dog casings btw. Unless from a synthetic source such as plastic they are extracted from a non synthetic source such as wood or cotton pulp after a
chemical delignification process.
For example: KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese -
I regretfully made the mistake of buying as a backup for my own home grated cheese.
It clearly states on the front of the label in RED
"100% REAL Grated Parmesan NO FILLERS"
SO I took the package at face value but ...upon arriving home and reading the ingredients.
PARMESAN CHEESE(PASTEURIZED PART SKIM MILK,SALT,ENZYMES LESS THAN 2%,CHEESE CULTURE,CELLULOSE POWDER TO PREVENT CAKING,POTASSIUM SORBATE
So technically it IS 100% Parmesan Cheese, according to KRAFT's definition, but what they are not telling you is that cellulose is part of THEIR
Parmesan Cheese which of course is essentially a filler. For it is considerably cheaper than real milk and or cheese and the fact that they aren't
disclosing the percentage of cellulose used is suspicious. Another additive to KRAFT's definition of Parmesan Cheese is none other than Potassium
Sorbate, a preservative to extend shelf life. For additional more profits I might add.
On the contrary looking at my other real Parmesan that i normally buy and grate myself contains only:
Pasteurized Milk,Cheese Culture,Salt, Enzymes
I've seen posters here use the excuse well we know its not good for us so I'm eating it anyway.
Exactly ! That's what YUM Brands wants you to do in order for them to keep and maintain their bottom line !
What is unbeknownst to the sheeple is that all of these foreign chemicals arent digestible via our normal enzymatic digestive process and end up being
stored in the body. The accumulation and storage of these foreign substances, and their long term effects are suspect in many of the common ailments
such as heart disease plaguing many Americans who have been raised on this food.
These multinational corporations and their attorneys are all about profits to the share holders and certainly do not care about your health !