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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, 14 2010 @ 10:37 AM
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Originally posted by KidIkarios
thank you for the post!

TXRabbit thanks for bringing up aspartame!

I was wondering why that was not listed in the OP list of ingredients...



It was listed there.

At least it was when I read it, because i picked up on that one straight away!




posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by Chevalerous


I know that you guys are not accustomed with these kind of labels the same indoctrinated way as we EU folks are!


You should see our big warning messages displayed on our cigarette packets - almost covers the whole cigarette pack.


en.wikipedia.org...

[edit on 14-4-2010 by Chevalerous]


Yeah I guess we just take these warning messages as standard and ignore them, but some are hillarious.

My favourites are:
On Peanut Butter: Warning contains nuts
On cigarette packets: Smoking is highly addictive, don't start (after you've bought the pack?)
On pipe tobacco: Smoking when pregnant harms your baby... I mean, how many pregnant women smoke a pipe?


[edit on 14-4-2010 by nik1halo]



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 11:01 AM
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High Fructose Corn Syrup may contain trace amounts of Mercury from processing.




A pilot study reported that some high-fructose corn syrup manufactured in the U.S. in 2005 contained trace amounts of mercury. The mercury appeared to come from sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid, two chemicals used in the manufacture of high-fructose corn syrup. This mixture used to produce HFCS may have come from plants also specializing in industrial chlorine chlor-alkali using the mercury cell Castner-Kellner process, and may contain traces of mercury if this specific process is utilized. Mercury concentrations in the samples testing positive ranged from 0.012 μg/g to 0.570 μg/g (micrograms per gram). Nine of the twenty samples tested did contain measurable amounts of mercury.[58]

en.wikipedia.org...

Corn Syrup Linked to Diabetes” by Joseph Mercola
personalwellness.wordpress.com...


Nothing wrong with acetate, do you use vinegar ? Its acetic acid.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 11:25 AM
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I want to start this out by expressing my own disdain for company's that release products which are potentially harmful to humans or any other part of god's Earth. This is why as an individual I take great strides in insuring that the products I purchase are ecologically sound and physically safe for my body.

Some of the ingredients in Yoplait are suspected by many groups to be hazardous to our bodies. The FDA has sadly taken little action to address the public concerns over these substances being present in our food supply. That being said we must remember that these products comply with present food safety guidelines in our country; Yoplait uses ingredients like these in full compliance with those same guidelines. The decision to purchase a product is made by the customer with free will. Yoplait does not stand in the grocer's isle and force the purchase of their product. The responsibility lies with the consumer to be more informed about their purchase; not with a company that makes a product that is within current safety guidelines. There are alternative brands that do not utilize these ingredients yet given their higher average cost may not be appealing to some customers. There are people whom will reply that Yoplait's cost is lower in order to garner more customers. The factual reason for the lower cost would be that using the suspected ingredients is less expensive than using natural alternatives. It is clearly an instance of you get what you pay for.

I must now address the issue of the containers for Yoplait being some sort of conspiracy to kill wildlife. Yoplait prints an instruction on their package which instructs customer's to please crush the container so as to prevent risk to wildlife. This statement by Yoplait seems to me to indicate a high level of commitment to our environment. This label offers what is a common sense instruction to crush the container. While I cannot begin to offer concrete figures I will assert that this label does cost Yoplait to be put in place. Ink has a cost attached to it and even that small amount of ink multiplied by the number of packages printed with it logically carries quite a price tag for Yoplait. The fact the label is not present on other containers does not mean that these containers are safe and to assume so is illogical. It is common sense that a plastic container can be dangerous to animals. Slight variations in the shape of the container do not change the fact that the container can represent a danger to wildlife. The companies that do not print these labels on their products are the companies that, in my opinion, are showing themselves to be unfriendly to our environment.

A good analogy would be the plastic "O" rings that bind canned beverages together in a "six pack." There are companies that include labels on the can and even printed on the plastic that encourage people to cut the rings before disposal and their are companies that do not include these instructions. Are we to assume that only the packages with labels are dangerous despite the fact the rings are identical? It is much more logical to assume that the company that offers a common sense instruction to cut the rings is more concerned with potential negative impacts on wildlife than the company whom decides not to carry the expense of a warning/instruction label.

I applaud the OPs efforts to improve their diet. It is a task I undertook nearly ten years ago that led to a weight loss of over 130 pounds and a dramatic improvement in my quality of life. I however did not, and still do not, rely on what manufacturers or anyone else says about products. I do my own research and purchase products based on it. I can only advise the OP and everyone else to do the same.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 11:31 AM
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Mmmm...yogurt. I love yogurt and really don't care what's in it as long as it's tasty. [opens Peach Yoplait]



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 11:39 AM
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I can't think of one dietary/ medical condition that specifically requires milk and disallows the dietary substitution of milk. I'm open to being educated though.

I'm in Ireland. Do you mind me asking what country your in? I find it hard to believe that your milk is not chemically treated in any way and beyond that I doubt very much that the dairy cows that produced your pint of milk are not chemically treated in any way.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by KILL_DOGG
Mmmm...yogurt. I love yogurt and really don't care what's in it as long as it's tasty. [opens Peach Yoplait]


Yep. Taste is so much more important than soft-killing yourself physically and mentally. This is why we're going to lose.




posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by nik1halo

Originally posted by Chevalerous


I know that you guys are not accustomed with these kind of labels the same indoctrinated way as we EU folks are!


You should see our big warning messages displayed on our cigarette packets - almost covers the whole cigarette pack.


en.wikipedia.org...

[edit on 14-4-2010 by Chevalerous]


Yeah I guess we just take these warning messages as standard and ignore them, but some are hillarious.

My favourites are:
On Peanut Butter: Warning contains nuts
On pipe tobacco: Smoking when pregnant harms your baby... I mean, how many pregnant women smoke a pipe?


Yeah! those are golden! especially the one about pipe tobacco!


But I love the obvious ones very much as well!

You know, I'm often having these 'laughing out loud moments' myself, whilst shopping - reading all those crazy EU warning messages & labels on stuff at the supermarket.

My fiancée always say that I'm so damn easily amused at the supermarket.


When she hear me giggling a few meters away, she always asks: "what's so damn funny this time?" before we burst out laughing at some hilarious funny message/label that I've found in some aisle.

Well! people think we're crazy, but at least it makes my shopping experience at the supermarket less tedious!



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 12:53 PM
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Exactly, i'd be more worried with the fact that it has corn syrup in it than that sign they have on it, corn syrup is in everything nowadays.

On a side note - I love yoghurt, it doesn't matter if you're man or woman young or old, its good for you. unless you are lactose intolerant, in which case....

More yoghurt for me!


[edit on 14-4-2010 by PurpleBadger]



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by rexusdiablos
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I can't think of one dietary/ medical condition that specifically requires milk and disallows the dietary substitution of milk. I'm open to being educated though.



what medical condition requires to drink milk substitution? kinda goes hands in hands here. It's just a product we nourish ourselves with. I'm not saying milk is not harmfull, 75% of people are lactose intolerant to some degree and some are fully allergic to all dairy products. i still like my chocolate milk and my cheese.

I'm in Ireland. Do you mind me asking what country your in? I find it hard to believe that your milk is not chemically treated in any way and beyond that I doubt very much that the dairy cows that produced your pint of milk are not chemically treated in any way.



There is plenty of milk that is not chemically treated, its called organic, no BGH in it. There is no chemical induced in milk at the plant. When you get milk from the farm to the factory into the container the cleansing process does not use any chemical, if it does, it is no longer organic milk, nor milk period. milk is treated by pasteurization method, which heats the milk then cools it back down, there is also a method of UHT, higher heat for shorter time to prolongue the shelf life. If your milk contains chemicals, go to the farmer, that's the root of the problem.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 01:54 PM
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They do it because of Capitalist Competition.
They have to compete with other companies and they have to make
their product,taste better,last longer,look better to the consumer who is a dumb sheeple.

So every year the product gets refined in its superficial qualities while the other qualities of health deteriorate.

As long as the toxic effects arent immediate a sheeple will gladly consume it.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 02:26 PM
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I used to live in England and used to buy all kinds of yoghurt and I always read labels. I don't remember ever reading the ingredients listed in Yoplait's yoghurts produced in the U.S. on the yoghurt pots in England. This doesn't necessarily mean that yoghurt in the UK or Europe is any better, but I feel that some ingredients are used more frequently in North America than in Europe, such as HFCS, non-veg gelatin and Aspartame.

My favourite yoghurt was Muller, produced in Germany and sold all over Europe. I wrote a letter to them to find out whether they would consider setting up shop here in Canada, but have yet to receive a response. But I think even if they do, they may end up using the typical North American ingredients, such as those used by Yoplait, which wouldn't really make much difference.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by FIFIGI
There are very few products you can by safely. Do you think "fresh" apples or other fruits are not sprayed with deadly chemicals even though there are no labels on it?


Wake up. In USA you don't even need to be informed (legally) about selling you GMO's.

I mean... hello! The only safe product is one you have grown or made yourself.

Agreed! even then between the air and rain pollutants even stuff you grow isnt as organic as some would like.. but your comment on America not labeling for GM products is something that suprised me, here in the UK if anything has any ingredient on it that uses GMOs, then its labeled..thats how i recently found out peanutbutter cups and resees (spelling)? products (peanut butter anything are huge favorites of mine) all have GMOs in them, here the packages tell you that, in the Us, they never did. scary.. and here you also have the option of buying products that are labeled GM free.. also nice to have..



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 02:44 PM
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There's a very simple solution, one I have been implementing for the past few years, and I can't even describe the difference it's made in my health and general life.

Stop letting other people prepare your food for you.

Go to your local shops- not chains, the grocer, the butcher. Buy ingredients, not prepacked, processed, standardised food. Learn to cook. Cooking is far more than removing the plastic film lid and sliding into the oven. Learn about cooking, experiment, and your taste buds will thank you.

It works out much cheaper, you eat far more vegetables, and nothing on your plate has been superheated, centrifuged or squirted through a nozzle on a production line.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 02:44 PM
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but your comment on America not labeling for GM products is something that suprised me, here in the UK if anything has any ingredient on it that uses GMOs

Yes in the US, we do not have to have GM foods labeled....i started a thread a while back on GM foods who makes them and uses them but it didn't get much attention. It seems to be that most of our food here in the US (about 70%) uses some form of GM ingredients.....scary.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 05:39 PM
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I was just looking around the net for the articles referencing the wildlife killing, and I ran across my post, having been stolen, posted on another website.

Of course the people on that thread are making fun of us over here. I am apparently a troll and we are all paranoid on ATS.

I feel it is relevant only in showing what the broader attitude is in general about our food being poisonous. This entire thread is apparently a joke to these kids.

How can we collectively enact any kind of broad changes when faced with such attitudes? I am sure this feeling is not unique to the kids over at reign of terror. (looks like some gaming website). Be Forewarned, they CUSS.

rs-rot.com...

It is hard enough enacting change on a personal level. It is an uphill battle doubled to do so on a broad level.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 05:43 PM
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You are now officially internet famous.

Don't let it get to your head.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 05:52 PM
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Oh yeah here's the BBC expose on milk puss and other sundry details of dairy:

www.youtube.com...



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 05:58 PM
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Here is an article that has some numbers in it regarding wildlife being killed.

www.allbusiness.com...

"California and will soon make their way into stores across the country.

Between two and 14 skunks last year were reported killed after their heads became stuck inside discarded Yoplait yogurt containers. Yoplait yogurt was informed of the problem 10 months ago by animal-rights activists and has incorporated their concerns into a new package design to help make the yogurt cups skunk-proof. "

Another.

www.thefreelibrary.com...

"Each year, the critics say, hundreds of skunks are trapped after they dig in garbage cans and end up sporting life-threatening Yoplait headgear .

Once ensnared, a hapless skunk around, like a drunk at Mardi Gras, slamming into buildings and bashing into trees. It ends up dying of suffocation
"I'd like to put a huge Yoplait container on the CEO
of General Mills and set him out loose in the streets of New York " said Donna Backus, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and skunk lover in Centerville, Mass.

Backus nurses injured skunks at her house and has eaten nary a drop of Yoplait for 10 years, forsaking other General Mills products such as Wheaties and Betty Crocker sweets as well. She said she has rescued at least 20 skunks on Cape Cod from Yoplait cups since the mid-1980s."
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At any rate, I want to address the issue of the company simply printing a warning.

I call this Corporate Guilt Redistribution.

The wildlife dies because of one reason, and one reason only.

Yoplait designed a killer cup.

In and of itself, the cup is the death.

Thus the guilt for the death (and the responsibility) lies solely with Yoplait.

But they dont want to redesign the cup, because their design stands out, and is part of the brand.

So what to they do?

They put a printed warning on the cup, and thus they pass the guilt of their crime right onto the consumer, who gobbles it up along with the yogurt.

Thus Yoplait gets to keep killing animals, because it is really the consumers fault if the killer design actually kills anything.

And ultimately, it is the litterbugs who come to bear the biggest brunt of the guilt, the lowest of the low the litterbugs.

But why are we focusing so much hate on the end user, the consumer?

Is it to DEFLECT attention from the REAL criminals (polluters, corporate killer designs, food additive poison users)?

***((If you are interested in this topic (corporate deflection of responsibility) , look up the history of the Litterbug, the Keep America Beautiful campaign, and the REAL story behind the Crying Indian commercial of the 70's. Would you believe BEER plays a part? Trust me when I say you wont look at garbage the same way ever again.))***



[edit on 14-4-2010 by hotbakedtater]



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 07:32 PM
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I am so glad this was posted ...but 2hours ago I went to the grocery store and bought ten containers of Yoplait yogurt!!!!! The reason being, there have been some medical crisis in my family this past month and I wanted to start eating healthier.
I wish I had read this 2 hrs. earlier and saved myself money .
I saved a 'possum about 10 years ago from the plastic that contains 6 drink cans. The 'possum was on my back porch and had the plastic around his neck and left front leg. I thought he might bite me when I came near, but that was not the case! I cut the plastic with a pair of scissors and cut the rest into small pieces. He hissed a bit and had some cuts on him that were not too bad. He ran off. but kept coming back every nite for a long time. One nite he never returned and I never saw him again.



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