Thursday, June 13, 2013

Adventures in Grocery Shopping: When Food Isn’t Food (Part 2)

More examples in the (ever-growing) ‘Food Not Fit to Eat’ category.

Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton

In an endless array of hidden ingredients lurking in grocery stores and restaurants across the land, Truthstream Media embarked on another minor adventure in trying to sift through the confusion in search of real food.

Previously, we encountered artificial honey that is marketed towards diabetics (yet has almost as high a glycemic index as regular sugar), secret sauces loaded with high fructose corn syrup, as well as price incentives to encourage consumers to buy bleached products over non-bleached ones.

Moreover, as informed consumers educated about the risks of GMO foods, we have challenged hidden genetically-modified ingredients at Whole Foods, the leading (and premium-priced) ‘organic’ grocer, and increasingly have discovered cost-effective organic options at regular grocers amidst many other foods generally not fit for consumption. At the same time, numerous staples of the heavily-marketed Standard American Diet are known to contain genetically-modified ingredients and/or include numerous heavily processed and artificial ingredients that negate any nutritional quality it otherwise held.