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.
Your investigative reporter~Jessica