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PEPSI owns YOU and most of the world

Thursday, March 21, 2013

While I was researching more deeply imbedded nutrition information and misinformation, I came across something so big and so invasive that it's in your home and probably in your mouth right now. That being said, you know that the food industry is basically controlled by a few large companies. I had a list of the top 100 in the world and found lots of household names. It gets better.



That's right. Captain Crunch has you hostage through a series of product lines that will keep you under his sugary control for life! And he's not about to give in one inch. There is a lot of profit in managing the food supply.



Known as Pepsico, this behemoth of beverages has morphed into products beyond your imagination. These are actual products or product line extensions. An extension adds a new ingredient and gives manufacturers more shelf space at your eye level.



Pepsico has made inroads around the world with products whose names have changed for local tastes. The goal is still profit in any language.



You can even buy that drink of all evils, Mountain Dew, through Pepsico.



The corporate octopus even has its reach into the energy drinks we talked about earlier. It is there for every market.



And even more marketing goes on day after day around the world.



A link at the end will show you the whole product line for Pepsico. This company is the 2nd largest food and beverage conglomerate in the world. And this is how it makes its money. How many of these products have you come in contact with lately?



OK, fair enough, but I was just itching to find out who was NUMBER 1 in the world. Well to split hairs, Pepsico is NUMBER 1 in the US for food and beverages. The big elephant in the room is familiar with anyone who has ever eaten a Nestle's Crunch Bar. Yes, them.



Such a caring mother bird but don't be fooled. This bird is big and is the NUMBER 1 in the world in food and beverages. This image is just a taste.



These large companies and a handful of others have locked up nutritional distribution for years. There isn't a market without them. Let me know if you find one.



So now that you know all this, you can skip over to the supermarket and pick up a carton or two or a case or whatever. Just raise a toast to good old Pepsico. I remember when it was Pepsi and then came the horrifying Diet Pepsi~as if Tang wasn't bad enough.




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Your investigative reporter~Jessica
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  • 1BEACHWALKER
    emoticon Didn't know that! Wow!
    1280 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    Well, I'm guilty. . . Used to drink Pepsi whenever my mom would allow me to have an 8 ounce glass as a treat. That's right - and that's all I was allowed to have. Couldn't just help myself, or have a "bottle". I've never been a big soft drinks kind of gal. I would have some once in awhile. Gave it up back around 2000 when I found out it leached calcium from my already arthritic bones, and also caused me to feel more pain. I know these are huge conglomerates - but it's amazing to be reminded of just how far the reach extends.
    1281 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I have not thought of Tang in years. Ick. I don't like Pepsi or Diet Pepsi or most of their other products. I'm a really picky person. LOL.
    1281 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Good information!
    1282 days ago
  • IAMAGEMLOVER
    Mountain Dew ------I use to live on it. I haven't had one since 10/30/11. Even with the stress eating I have just gone through, I did not succumb to a Mt Dew. In fact Gary and I were talking about that just the other night. I ate ice cream, pizza, Gobstoppers, M&M's. McDonald's, cookies, but not once did I drink a Mt. Dew. It really struck us as strange as I use to drink 3 or 4 a day. emoticon me.
    1283 days ago
  • JANEMARIE77
    thanks for the info
    1283 days ago
  • LOVESLIFE48
    You do an awesome job investigating!! emoticon
    1283 days ago
  • TATTER3
    You find the most interesting things!
    1283 days ago
  • INCREDIBLYME
    good to know
    1283 days ago
  • MICKEYH
    emoticon for this report !! emoticon
    1284 days ago
  • MOM2OR
    Very interesting, thanks! I work for a grocery chain and I was surprised when I am doing some of their invoicing what some companies actually sell. You would NEVER think that they could be related at all!! It's crazy.
    1284 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    OMG! I remember Tang that was soooooo touted as healthy because that's what the astronauts drank . . . and we all know that they wouldn't feed them anything unhealthy . . . right?????

    Just saw on the news that a dietitian (and Mom) wrote about the dangers of Monster and they are trying to force her to retract the statement that it's dangerous. HUH! She's RIGHT! Well, don't know what the outcome of that one is going to be, but even ONE death from that drink is tooo much. Apparently a young teen died (I believe she was 14??) from drinking it but had an unknown heart problem. Tragic.

    Thanks for the info.
    1284 days ago
  • 2HAMSDIET
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    1284 days ago
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