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Big-name food and cereal companies are caught 'faking' the blueberries in their cereals, muffins and other products. What did the Health Ranger find in these products instead of blueberries? Artificial coloring chemicals, hydrogenated oils and liquid sugars. Narrated by Mike Adams.
Pictures of blueberries are prominently displayed on the front of many food packages. Here they are on boxes of muffins, cereals and breads. But turn the packages around, and suddenly the blueberries disappear. They're gone, replaced in the ingredients list with sugars, oils and artificial colors derived from petrochemicals. This bag of blueberry bagels sold at Target stores is made with blueberry bits. And while actual blueberries are found further down the ingredients list, the blueberry bits themselves don't even contain bits of blueberries. They're made entirely from sugar, corn cereal, modified food starch, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, artificial flavor, cellulose gum, salt and artificial colors like Blue #2, Red #40, Green #3 and Blue #1. What's missing from that list? Well, blueberries. Where did the blueberries go?
According to a report on food adulteration by Felicity Lawrence in The Guardian (17 May 2003): "Sylvia Pankhurst gave as an example of sweated labour in her 1931 book, The Suffragette Movement, the work of women whose job it was to rub minute pieces of wood into seed shapes so they could be added to raspberry jam made without the aid of raspberries. Outraged, she opened a factory making jam from real fruit at affordable prices to create jobs for pacifist women during the first world war.
Originally posted by TedHodgson
reply to post by baddmove
Better fake blueberries than No blueberries eh?
Originally posted by wayno
It never ceases to amaze me how it could be cheaper to use all those factory processed ingredients than something you just pick off a bush or vine.