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5/5/12 4:47 P

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You're exactly right Cherie!

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5/5/12 3:38 P

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More and more the food manufacturers in the USA are putting unhealthy things in the food, that lead to illness. No wonder there are people like me who suffer from so many allergies. I am getting more and more allergic to Junk! Junk Food is Junk Food and should be trashed! Those who create this junk should have to live on it and have it fed to their children and grandchildren...! This makes me angry because it is no wonder the obesity rates in children is growing out of bounds!

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The only consolation I have is knowing we are turning this whole bizarre mess around. I get Mike's newsletters daily. I saw this a while back and cringed. Of course it helps to also steer away from any processed phood and grains also. Doesn't it?

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I ran into some information a little while ago about this. Wherever the information came from it focused on the Total Blueberry Pomegranate cereal, from General Mills.
In the video, it showed some kids eating this stuff and the narrator then asks them how it tasted and if they could taste the fruit. He then turned the box around to show that the ingredients did not include either.

Eye opener for sure.


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5/4/12 9:48 P

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I would be laughing...hehe ...a joke , if it wern't true but darn its true.

It's a new low.

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Fake blueberries abound in food products
January 20, 2011|By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times

Fake blueberries are usually plastic and can be found with other fake fruits in decorative arrangements or on bizarre hats.

Now, apparently, they can be found in food. A range of fake blueberries are in a number of retail food items that contain labels or photos suggesting real blueberries were used in the products, according to an investigation.

Sigh.

As if it's not hard enough to include fruits in your diet. Now you have to watch for fraudulent food.

The nonprofit Consumer Wellness Center reported Thursday that its investigation found "blueberries" that were nothing more than a concoction of sugar, corn syrup, starch, hydrogenated oil, artificial flavors and -- of course -- artificial food dye blue No. 2 and red No. 40. The offenders are well-known manufacturers such as Kellogg's, Betty Crocker and General Mills, and the fakes were found in bagels, cereals, breads and muffins. Some products contain real blueberries mixed with fakes. For example, the blueberry bagels sold at Target contain some real berries but the "blueberry bits" listed in the ingredients aren't real blueberries, according to Mike Adams, the author of the report.

Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats Blueberry Muffin variety has no blueberries but does have "blueberry flavored crunchies" made from the sugar-and-dye concoction mentioned above.

My personal favorite fraud is Total Blueberry Pomegranate cereal, from General Mills, which contains no blueberries and no pomegranates.

Aren't there laws against this type of thing?

However, Adams did find that Natures' Path Organic Optimum Blueberry-Cinnamon Breakfast Cereal contains -- drumroll -- blueberries and cinnamon! And both are really organic too.

Watch the "Blueberry Deception" investigation video here. www.foodinvestigations.com/

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