Those of us who have our own gardens and are trying to eat healthier probably pay more attention to phrases like "organic" and "all natural" while we're cruising the grocery aisles. There are lots of companies out there that appeal to health conscious shoppers - Odwalla, Honest Tea, and Kashi are just a few that come to mind.
So I can't even tell you how much it burns my biscuits to find out that some of these pseuo-healthy companies are actually owned by their unhealthy competitor conglomerates. For example, I just learned that Kashi is actually owned by the Kellogg Corporation and that Kashi cereals have been found to contain a large amount of GMOs and are coated with pesticides. You can read the report here. In some cases, the products contain 100% generically modified ingredients! So how are they getting away with making the claim that "we're passionate about good, all-natural foods" on their website? It appears that these companies are purposefully deceiving consumers by not divulging what is in their products.
Honest Tea and Odwalla are owned by Coca-cola. Naked Juice, their competitor, is owned by PepsiCo. MorningStar and Bear Naked? Kellogg again. Seeds of Change? Owned by Mars\M&M!! Garden of Eatin'? Owned by Heinz.
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