Food: Truth and Untruth in Advertising

Let’s start with the truth. Greenpeace wants you to know that, “The DNA of genetically modified plants may contain the genes of insects, animals or even viruses.” Check out their new ad campaign, via BehanceNetwork:

And apparently, “These products may potentially cause harm to your health.” Scary stuff! Now, on to the untruths. McCain’s, food processor of French fries and potato products, wants you to “Eat Your Greens.” From TreeHugger:

According to marketing gibberish “Eat Your Greens” refers to McCain’s food labeling scheme which indicates how healthy different foods are. Yeah, because when I think processed potato products, I think healthy—sheesh!
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Llouise - April 17, 2008 12:32 PM

Yes! This is the type of thing I was referring to in an earlier blog post: How do we really know if this (or other 'stuff') isn't going on with other/All produce and not just the genetically modified? The consumer is the last to be informed. Argh!

About the McCain "green" labeling, Ack! :^O It reminds me of that other silly labeling scheme to which Bob Greene -- Oprah's fitness guru -- sold out: The labels have "Best Life" on them. All packaged and processed foods like Olive Oil, Cheerios, Lipton Teas, Hellmann's Light Mayonnaise, Progresso Soups...

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