Monday, September 08, 2014

You Want Us to Buy WHAT?

A few weeks ago a friend of mine posted on facebook that he had purchased a 64 oz. bottle of Welch's White Grape Juice, a product I have consumed in the past. When he got home he read the label, which stated: "100% grape juice plus added ingredients." We'll just let that complete lack of mathematical reasoning stand on its own merit.

That same evening I saw an ad on the boob tube that told me Panda Express was "for a limited time" offering Orange Chicken with Bacon. Again I have no arterial clogging comment.

The third and final part of this edible commerce infused rabbit hole came when I went to make dinner in the form of an avocado and sprouts wrap. There were no labels on the sprouts or the avocado I had bought at the farmer's market. But there was a list of ingredients on the "Garden Spinach Herb" wraps. Enriched flour and < 2% spinach seasoning. What exactly was in the "spinach seasoning" was not disclosed. But the green hue of the wraps came from a healthy blend of blue and yellow dyes.

All together now! USA! USA!  GMO! G! M! O!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming. The Mercury Theatre on the Air thanks you for listening.

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