A new common trend in the food industry is a form of trickery that catches a large majority of civilians off guard. It’s no secret that specialty foods and specialty products in general are making a huge comeback as people are constantly lied to day after day. Does this product have cancerous ingredients? Does this product have GMO’s or antibiotics that contribute to the fat epidemic in America among other problems, does this product contain toxic illegal materials that has previously been banned in Europe and other nations but continues to thrive in America due to special interest groups paying their way through the approval process or on a need to know basis. I mean really how many people will realize that they acquired cancer from an ingredient they have been consuming for several years? Not many so the selling will continue on until that class action law firm finds a way to prove it and wins a case. Aaaaaa the circle of corruption and trickery, isn’t it sweet.
What is the latest trend in trickery with foods
Since people are now heavily into specialty foods, they are even willing to spend more in order to buy organic and products they know were made locally. In essence it is not rare to see a frozen bag of Broccoli selling for $6.00 that is organic next to a bag of crappy Broccoli that was processed somewhere across the world and with unsafe processing. Personally i am the first to buy the smaller organic chicken for an extra buck or two than buy that steroid injected huge chicken for $5.00 right next to it. Well companies are learning this and beginning to make unsuspecting sub brands if you will.
For example in the cereal arena there are lots of organic products showing up, true I might add as I am a consumer of a few of these myself. However you must look close and even if you look close they might not even list the real brand name or list it so small that you would never know. Another example that I got fooled into recently was a new Yogurt brand called Muller’s that appears to be an authentic German or some kind of European brand Yogurt, however upon further inspection there is a small printed Quaker logo on the back of the package. It appears as though they did this in order to fake out the people into thinking they are buying a healthy yogurt option in the new organic yogurt lines.
It kind of reminds me of a common problem in the pet food industry where a brand develops an awesome food, totally healthy commanding a higher price and building a large audience and suddenly one day the dog is sickly ill from Salmonella and you don’t understand why until you realize that just 4 months prior a big company has purchased that brand in order to gain the large amount traffic that goes with it. They quietly make the buyout, the quietly change the production locations and soon enough they are making the greatest pet food in a facility that they make toxic pet foods in. It is a scam that should never happen but unfortunately it happens all the time and we have to keep finding new brands that have not been bought out quite yet.
I recently saw a jar of pickles that looked to be specialty with specialty wrapping, specialty logo on the front with a higher specialty price but when you look close at the bottom ingredient area you will that one of the large pickle companies put this out there for no other reason but to trick you. Nowadays, we must teach our children about all these scams early on as they will get sucked into the daily games of the big brands.
It is there way of crushing the specialty competition by way of ignorance from the people.