Diminishing Quality of Food & Products

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  1. Standingstones

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    Good luck finding food stuffs that come in 64oz. quantities these days.
     
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  2. nivek

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    I suspect that grapefruit juice at one point was sold at 2 quarts and in recent times they have been shaving off a couple ounces at a time, dropping to 1.8 quart and now 1.6 quart...

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  3. Standingstones

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    It’s the way of the world. Shave down the quantities (qualities)of products and jack up the prices.
     
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  4. Toroid

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    The Haagen-Dazs bars are much smaller. In a couple of years it'll just be the wooden stick. :(
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  5. Toroid

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    And deprive the population of nutrients.
     
  6. nivek

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    Could it be the population is out-growing the ability to mass produce food so they have to shrink down the original size servings sold?...Stretching out the food supplies until more factories can be built to keep up with population demands?...

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  7. Toroid

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    I suspect the shot callers have detailed knowledge of future events. I recall one of the many so-called time travelers showing a picture of purple grass. This might make sense if there's sustained changes in the sun.
     
  8. nivek

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    Tetley's "new and improved" is anything but...The flavour of the tea it much different, tolerable I suppose but the problem I have is the cheap bags they use...I would put some tea bags in a mason jar of hot water and shake it up a minute to get the tea leaves to activate faster...Well now the "new and improved" bags fall apart when I shake them, tea all in the water, I cannot shake my tea like I used to...Time to find another brand...again...

    This is how they were:
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    This the new and improved shyte:
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  9. Toroid

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    So, it's not just food products, but their containers/packaging. The bigger picture could be to mask inflation or preparation for a long-term extreme weather effecting food production.
     
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  10. nivek

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    I didn't like that they tampered with the tea sources thereby changing the flavour, I drink tea daily, homemade with tetley...If it was just cheaper bags and kept the same flavour I'd be fine but changing both is a disappointment...

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  11. nivek

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    Pringles 'potato' chips used to be sold at a weight of 6 ounces a can at a cost of one dollar and now they sell a can at the weight of 5.2 ounces at a cost of one dollar fifty cents when on sale...
     

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  12. nivek

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    Bird's eye steamfresh broccoli was sold at a 12 ounce weight but now sell at 10.8 ounces and different packaging...I don't know the price difference now, I don't buy this product often enough...

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  13. nivek

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    Blueberry Newtons, and for that matter, most likely all of the available flavours, were sold in a 12 ounce package, now downsized to a 10 ounce package...This now means that either the cookies are slightly smaller or there are less cookies in the current packages...They have also increased the price by 48 cents, sigh, but since its a sweet snack on occasion I will continue to purchase these cookies...They are so delicious but come on, stop downsizing are food...

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  14. nivek

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    They are scrapping regulations on cherry pies, the regulation maintained a minimum percentage of real cherries in a cherry pie at 25%...Now they are scrapping that with no minimum required percentage...Also it states below the diminishing regulations on French dressing...


    Cherry pie regulation will be scrapped next week: FDA emails reveal officials will revoke decades-long rule that pies must be 25% cherry

    Cherry pies may soon have fewer cherries and more miscellaneous filling as US regulators prepare to scrap a long-standing rule. Currently, 25 percent of a cherry pie's weight needs to come from cherries, and more than half of them should be 'unblemished', to ensure a quality standard. But critics of regulation - including President Donald Trump - have been pushing for a change, and, according to emails seen by the Associated Press, that change is set to come in next week.

    In May, regulators will also scrap a standard for French dressing, which currently has to be 35 percent vegetable oil.


    It's not always clear why some food terms have standards and others don't. The rules are seen as arcane by many and are a sore spot in the food industry, with companies saying they prevent innovation or prompt lawsuits. Standards for an array of foods including cottage cheese and canned peas were put in place decades ago partly to ensure a level of quality. They spell out how products with specific names can be made, including ingredients that are required or not allowed.

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  15. nivek

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    Here's a list of foods that are contaminated with Round-Up weed killer poison, I'm sure this list has grown because this link is from last year...

    The List of Products and Foods that Have Tested Positive for Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Glyphosate

    The following list of products that have tested positive for glyphosate is quite unsettling, and the retailers who sell these products would do well for themselves to take the lead in calling for an outright ban on glyphosate.


      • Breakfast Cereals & Snack Foods as tested by DetoxProject (2016)
        • Original Cheerios
        • Honey Nut Cheerios
        • Wheaties
        • Trix
        • Annie’s Gluten Free Bunny Cookies Cocoa & Vanilla
        • Kellog’s Corn Flakes
        • Kellog’s Raisin Bran
        • Kashi Organic Promise
        • Kellog’s Special K
        • Kellog’s Frosted Flakes
        • Cheez-It Original
        • Cheez-It Whole Grain
        • Kashi Soft Bake Cookies, Oatmeal, Dark Chocolate
        • Ritz Crackers
        • Triscuit Crackers
        • Oreo Original
        • Oreo Double Stuf Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
        • Oreo Double Stuf Golden Sandwich Cookies
        • Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips (Frito-Lay)
        • Lay’s: Kettle Cooked Original
        • Doritos: Cool Ranch
        • Fritos (Original) (100% Whole Grain)
        • Goldfish crackers original (Pepperidge Farm)
        • Goldfish crackers colors
        • Goldfish crackers Whole Grain
        • Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies
        • Oatmeal Cookies Gluten Free
        • 365 Organic Golden Round Crackers
        • Back to Nature Crispy Cheddar Crackers

      • Breakfast Cereals as Tested by the Environmental Working Group (2018)

        • Granola
          • Nature’s Path Organic Honey Almond granola
          • Back to Nature Classic Granola
          • Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins & Almonds
          • Back to Nature Banana Walnut Granola Clusters
          • Nature Valley Granola Protein Oats ‘n Honey
          • KIND Vanilla, Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds
        • Instant Oats
          • Giant Instant Oatmeal, Original Flavor
          • Simple Truth Organic Instant Oatmeal, Original
          • Quaker Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar, Instant Oatmeal
          • Great Value Original Instant Oatmeal
          • Umpqua Oats, Maple Pecan
          • Market Pantry Instant Oatmeal, Strawberries & Cream
        • Oat Breakfast Cereal
          • Kashi Heart to Heart Organic Honey Toasted cereal
          • Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal
          • Lucky Charms
          • Barbara’s Multigrain Spoonfuls, Original, Cereal
          • Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran oat cereal
        • Snack Bar
          • Cascadian Farm Organic Harvest Berry, granola bar
          • KIND Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut
          • Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats ‘n Honey
          • Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip granola bar
          • Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Soft Baked Breakfast Bars, Strawberry
        • Whole Oats
          • 365 Organic Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
          • Quaker Steel Cut Oats
          • Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
          • Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats
          • Nature’s Path Organic Old Fashioned Organic Oats
          • Whole Foods Bulk Bin conventional rolled oats
          • Bob’s Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (4 samples tested)



      • Staple Crops as Reported by Friends of the Earth Europe (2013)
        • Soybeans
        • Soybean fodder
        • Cotton seed
        • Maize grain
        • Sorghum
        • Cotton seed
        • Maize grain
        • Barley straw and fodder Grass hay
        • Lentils
        • Sweetcorn
        • Sugar beet

    Additionally, it is believed by some that many products containing GMO’s are at risk of contamination, since glyphosate use has skyrocketed with the development of GMO staple crops.

    The struggle to remove glyphosate from the market place and retire it from use forever is well-underway. Please share this list far and wide, add any additional testing that you find to the comment section below, and pressure your favorite retailers to take these products off the shelves.


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  16. nivek

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    The carrots looked awful at the grocery this afternoon, I did get some seedless green grapes, they looked great but the price is slowly going up for grapes, $2.65 lb for the green ones...I haven't seen really good carrots for a while, but I haven't drove into the city to Whole Foods yet either, they usually have good produce, I would have thought the local farmers market would have some but nada...I think I may plant carrots next year in my garden lol...

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  17. Standingstones

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    My wife bought a package of baby carrots this week that seemed to be of good quality. The green grapes we purchased were going for $2.49/lb.
     
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  18. nivek

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    I was shopping for the regular size carrots, I wanted a bundle of them to cook a stew for my dog and stir fried carrots for me lol...I have a few dog recipes I'm trying to see if he likes, I ended up buying three bundles to get enough good ones out of the mix lol...

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  19. nivek

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    Diminishing in quality of food includes mineral content which has drastically declined over the years...

    Challenges in the Diagnosis of Magnesium Status

    The average mineral content of calcium, magnesium, and iron in cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, and spinach has dropped 80–90% between 1914 and 2018 [30,34,35,36,37]. Asterisks indicate numbers could not be independently verified.

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