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Yoplait's Double Conspiracy-Killing Small Wildlife and Human's, One Cup At A Time

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posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 08:19 PM
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Actually, yogurt is surprisingly easy to make yourself, and tastes a heck of a lot better. Just google it, there are plenty of recipes out there.

Unfortunately for those of you living in the states, you still have to deal with bovine growth hormone. And all of us have to deal with the puss mixed into our dairy products from milking machines, which does cause acne (those PETA people aren't completely crazy).




posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by The Cusp
Actually, yogurt is surprisingly easy to make yourself, and tastes a heck of a lot better. Just google it, there are plenty of recipes out there.

Unfortunately for those of you living in the states, you still have to deal with bovine growth hormone. And all of us have to deal with the puss mixed into our dairy products from milking machines, which does cause acne (those PETA people aren't completely crazy).


Excuse me, you have puss in your dairy products? But yes, the peta may not be crazy, but they're the biggest hypocrites ever and I would never donate to them.



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 08:23 PM
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If your wanting something more pudding/yogurt like in consistency I can help you with that if you can stand the texture of tapioca. You just need some chia seeds. If you soak them in water for like 30 min. they turn into the consistency of tapioca. Then you can add your seasoning. I like vanilla and ginger. I eat raw food and these are some of the snacks I eat.


More about chia seeds: I learned about them in Mexico last year and brought a kilo home. These are the same seeds that grow on the old, (still around) chia pet/heads. Lotsa listings on Google.

Chia probably will eventually be the new, hot supplement. Packed with protein and supposedly the ancient food of Aztec gods and warriors. You can drink with water or mix into about any food, ceral and even in cooking Hardly any taste and a great add to any smoothie concoction.

Online advertisers usually list black and white with the white being far more expensive, but they are about the same in nutritional value. My understanding from the small farmers in the area of Mexico near Guadalajara is that they do not use any fertilizers or insecticides.

[edit on 13-4-2010 by Aliensun]



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 08:25 PM
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Sadly not at all surprising. Not too long ago they gave away sugar free candy at a place where I was on vacation. I ate it and felt dead tired and sick and when I looked at the label I discovered it was made with lactic acid. Lactic acid is what your body produces when you work out to make you sore and tired so you don't overdo it. What a pisser.
I'm starting to grow my own food because at least if it kills me it will be my fault. Everything else seems to be unhealthy. Even certain plastics for bottled water or other drinks can cause cancer.



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 08:28 PM
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Your very correct. They're a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, and the fiber is scary high. You gotta drink your water with these things. The fact that theyre tasteless is a good thing as well, I can just mix them with my spices or add them to my smoothies as a thickener. I dont eat meat so this is a good source to me for those nutrients.



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 08:29 PM
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We've been Plait, yo!

www.youtube.com...



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 08:30 PM
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I personally do not understand how it can kill wild life...if it ends up at a land fill, all I see happening is that it takes up that much more space, so after 10 years of Yoplait consumption, they might tear down half an acre to store them un-crushed cups...

Or it could be far worse.

Keep in mind, almost all products you buy have some sort of waste...



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 08:33 PM
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They put the ingredients that they put in there because it is legal, and strikes the balance between cost and quality that they seek. If you have issue with the ingredients, that is for the FDA to hear about. Please, let me know. I will join you in a few complaints about that failure of a bureaucracy.

RE: the wildlife....that youtube video of the squirrel that has its head stuck in one of these is hilarious. Absolutely hilarious. Yes, i know that some animals die from it. It is a bad thing...but that video is pretty darned funny.

I am surprised that PETA hasn't sued them to force a design change.

Something i notice about PETA....they pour paint on models for the fur. Why not bikers that wear leather?



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 08:38 PM
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i always start to feel all weird when i think about whats really in all the food i eat...i can feel the crap in my veins right now..

is it even worth trying to combat? do i literally have to grow and hunt all my food?


thanks for the info though



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 08:40 PM
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I understand the concerns about the packaging but just a suggestion; put the container in recycle. Even my little bitty town accepts all plastics for recycle. They also can be used around the house to hold water for painting and other craft projects; they also hold makeup brushes, paint brushes as well as pens and pencils. I also use them to hold exacto knives and scissors. Out in the shop when fastened to the wall they hold all those odd screws and nails.

As far as the ingredients go that is a choice each of us has to make.



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 08:40 PM
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Talk about synchronicity. I just noticed that small text on a yoplait yogurt cup this very morning.



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 08:47 PM
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The crush container thing was added after a protest by PETA. Specifically, because a skunks head could get stuck in the cup, and because of it's fur, it couldn't get it back out. They added the bottom rim so a skunk could use this to gain leverage to get it back off, AND the verbiage on the cup.

It's no more deadly to wildlife than any other container out there. If you want to be outraged, be outraged at the massive, state-sized (Texas in fact) pools of plastic floating in the ocean.

Many things are not healthy for you. They are not trying to "kill people and wildlife." They have the additives required by law to make it safe to eat, and the container thing.. well, that applies to any sort of container an animal could stick its head into.



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 08:57 PM
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ahahahah This made me laugh!
I hope this is a joke.

It kills wildlife??? LMAO

Goodnight



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
Something i notice about PETA....they pour paint on models for the fur. Why not bikers that wear leather?


Because minks are cute and fuzzy and remind us of cats, while cows are big, ugly, stupid, and make great burgers and shoes.

It's simple. Otters are cute, and pigs are lunch.

And about the OP. If you aren't reading ingredients before you buy then I don't know what to tell you. When sucralose started getting into our food supply in 05 I learned a slow painful lesson about reading labels. Turns out I am severely allergic, and the fact that the FDA denies that this is even possible has turned me into a massive conspiracy theorist. Anyway, I digress. After a long elimination process I learned that sucralose causes me serious problems, and now that I'm a heavy label reader I try to avoid most of the other artificial nonsense that ends up in our food supply. As I type this I'm eating quinoa and organic chicken. I know, I eat like a mo.



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 09:01 PM
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Excellent research, 'Tater, and I really enjoy the wry and conversational way you present the material. I think I could read you talking about most anything.
Good information to know.

We don't get a wide variety of yoghurt here in the islands, but I've pretty much settled on Axelrod (WHAT???) brand plain yog(h)urt: cultured pasteurized nonfat milk, active yogurt cultures including l. acidophilus and b. bifidus, whey protein concentrate, nonfat milk solids (ew!) and whey. t'row some fruit and grape nutz in it and ..........wheee! yumminess. Dem grape nutz........ they are still nonscary. For now.



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 09:08 PM
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Originally posted by gallopinghordes
I understand the concerns about the packaging but just a suggestion; put the container in recycle. Even my little bitty town accepts all plastics for recycle. They also can be used around the house to hold water for painting and other craft projects; they also hold makeup brushes, paint brushes as well as pens and pencils. I also use them to hold exacto knives and scissors. Out in the shop when fastened to the wall they hold all those odd screws and nails.

As far as the ingredients go that is a choice each of us has to make.


Recycling is another thread all on its own, that fires me apples up!

Here is why I dont recycle, it costs a lot, and from what I have read, nearly ninety percent of what we send to recycling ends up in a landfill. Even what gets recycled is mixed with virgin plastic. Like I said, whole nother thread on recycling!



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 09:09 PM
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One solution: recycle those dang containers. Avoiding them to begin with is even better...

Second solution: make your own yogurt.

As a vegan, I don't eat dairy, but do have a yogurt maker that I used to use before when I was a vegetarian. You can do the same yogurt making process with an oven set on low. Look it up. I used to take the fruit only jellies and use that or fresh fruit in the yogurt.

I've done raw foods too and love making smoothies/sorbets in the vitamix using almond milk, frozen bananas, frozen fruit. It's so much healthier! Also, the best yogurt from the store is the greek yogurt as it has higher concentrations of good bacteria and store bought has higher sugar which feeds yeast in your body. My friend just had a severe kidney infection and her doctor told her just the same thing and told her to get the greek yogurt.

Congrats to you on wanting to eat healthier. My goal is to eat healthy and from local sources (including my container garden) as much as possible. I am in the midwest and managed to harvest lettuce from containers with very little effort (used a snow blanket) through December. You can do the same. Use nonhybridized organic seeds (www.sustainableseedco.com is a great source) so that you can gather seeds at the end of the season for next year's planting. My containers were traditional planters and then reused plastic bins containing organic lettuce from the store, re-used peanut butter jars, other plastics. I simply drilled holes in the bottom and made a very good soil mix before starting. The romaine was just fantastic!

You don't have to have a big lot to garden either: square foot gardening, biointensive gardening, even using old water bottles hanging from your window works (our.windowfarms.org...)

Eat sprouts, easy, fast and very nutritious, you can sprout them for pennies yourself. You don't even need a fancy sprouter. Mason jars with special lids will work for most sprouts.

Again I applaud you for paying attention and trying to eat healthier!



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 09:12 PM
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You are right about your points, and I agree, I need to start looking closer at the labels. I addressed this point briefly in the op, in general a lot of people are too tired and rushed to bother wasting time checking labels, and that I believe is something the big corporations bank upon.



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 09:13 PM
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These issues must be addressed by society and the economy as a whole.

#1 : No more throw away containers.

- Companies like this must sell re-usable containers so you can simply have them refilled, this way garbage migrates towards non-existence.

#2 : Artificial sweeteners should be removed, as there is a (possible?) danger but since they are so new it is hard to know.

Real Sugar is perfectly safe, natural, and 100% organic from a sugar cane plant. Use real Sugar it has NEVER made me obese, and I have been very healthy considering the environment we live in.

By taking small steps like the two I listed above, we as a human species can progress technologically and dare I say, philosophically as well??



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 09:39 PM
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PETA friendly cups? Really?

K.

People Eating Tasty Animals.


I think their cups are doing a service to the animal gene pool. Its helping cull the stupid ones.



What animals are going to be getting into them likely? by the size of the opening, i would say:

possums, skunks, RATS, ringtails. In other words, vermin.

Except for the fake sugar (I'll see if they have non-"sugar free") I may buy a case or so!

Eat Yoplait! Kill vermin!



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