I guess I’m a little later on this than I expected, but if you watched the video I posted earlier this week, here’s the follow-up. As you might have guessed, the “food marketer” in the video was actually an actress, as Upworthy explains. Yet, the tactics she explains are real. I love this campaign, because it so adeptly shows the truth behind the food industry’s attempts to make us feel good about horrendous practices. Bravo to Compassion in World Farming for a job well done!
My sister M shared this great video with me about how food marketers make questionable practices within the food industry look more appealing to the consumer. Enjoy!
Stay tuned for more details tomorrow.
“Over 79 billion gallons of water are required annually to dilute Coke syrup, and an additional eight trillion gallons are needed for other aspects of production, including the manufacturing of bottles. In 2012, Coke used more water than close to a quarter of the world’s population.”
I just learned that Vermont became the first state to sign a GMO labeling bill into law! I am so very excited about it, although I agree with the author of the article that it will likely be challenged in court by food companies. I hope the higher courts have a spine on this issue and don’t allow corporate dollars to interfere with a judicious decision.
This is an amazing example of what can be accomplished by a few dedicated minds, no matter what age. I only wish there was a follow-up video to see the result!
I had the pleasure of hearing Cathy Nonas speak at this year’s Arizona Public Health Association Conference just over a week ago. She shared this clip from Parks & Recreation that says it better than I ever could.
Who controls each “category” of grocery product? How consolidated, truly, is the market? Find out below. (Click on each photo to enlarge.) This table is taken from the F&WW report which inspired this series of posts.