Tag Archives: Cereal

How do humans know what’s edible? Nature or nuture? Pink Slime vs GMOs

SO I am going to brave the hypothesis that you can write about Twinkies without having to eat one. Actually I discovered Twinkie image aversion easily overcomes Twinkie the concept, and I don’t just mean examples like the phallic Strangelove … Continue reading

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Our McSick McCulture McStrikes again.

So the commercial starts, lady saying “I’ve got a picky eater on my hands…. but when her nutrition started to affect her development our pediatrician recommended Pediasure…” Now Wait A Damned Minute Here… Sure the kid is cute, has an … Continue reading

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The consumer goods Killer App -KILLED

Finally a real KILLER APP. A free iPhone application called the Good Guide lets you scan the barcodes of (eventually) every consumer good to learn immediately its goodness rating on a scale of 0-10. No more Consumer Report printouts, mental … Continue reading

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Organic corn soon unavailable to you

I was shopping the other day for organic corn flakes, thinking that of all the cereals, Dr. Kellogg’s first processed food breakfast would similarly be predominant among the organic breakfast cereal offerings. I found exactly none; neither at the supermarket, … Continue reading

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A Coke a day keeps the doctor in payola

Did you hear that Coke has partnered with the American Academy of Family Practitioners to offer nutritional advice about how Coca-Cola products can be part of a child’s healthy diet? What, with a side order of stomach pump? Have they … Continue reading

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HFCS is first ingredient in Nutri-Grain Bar -also second, fourth, fifth and ninth

Passing a prominent end cap in the Supermarket today and I noticed: the first ingredient of Kellogg’s NUTRI-GRAIN Breakfast Bar is HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP. (Colorado has a law criminalizing disparaging remarks about food, so I have to say no … Continue reading

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Blackwater changing name to “Xe”….

Erik Prince, Killing Korporation CEO and founder, is Allegedly a Christian.   Throws in gratuitous references to “Knights Templar, USA” on his website. Nothing new in all of that. Speculation is rising that “Xe” means Christ Everlasting. They’ve got a … Continue reading

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For our children’s sake, ban food dyes

Food dyes are a completely unnecessary product from a consumerist point of view. They add no value other than to hide away the bad visual effects of artificial food and badly handled food, so as such, they have value only … Continue reading

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Brand name taste is an abstraction

A friend of mine is a restauranteur who by his own admission doesn’t know much about wine. Never the less his wine rep was bringing over a bottle of Chateau d’Yquem for some occasion. I asked my friend if he’d … Continue reading

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