Discussion in 'Present & Current Events' started by Toroid, Aug 27, 2018.
Good luck finding food stuffs that come in 64oz. quantities these days.
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...
It’s the way of the world. Shave down the quantities (qualities)of products and jack up the prices.
The Haagen-Dazs bars are much smaller. In a couple of years it'll just be the wooden stick.
And deprive the population of nutrients.
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?...
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.
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:
This the new and improved shyte:
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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)
Honey Nut Cheerios
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 Whole Grain
Kashi Soft Bake Cookies, Oatmeal, Dark Chocolate
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)
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
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
Barbara’s Multigrain Spoonfuls, Original, Cereal
Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran oat cereal
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
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)
Orange Juice Brands as Tested by Moms Across America (2017)
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Creams
Staple Crops as Reported by Friends of the Earth Europe (2013)
Barley straw and fodder Grass hay
Women’s Feminine Hygiene Products
Human Breast Milk as Reported by Mercola (2014)
Cotton Clothing Products
Rainwater Samples (2014)
Human Urine samples
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Pineapples, I cannot find a ripened pineapple to save my life, they are picking them way too early and most stores in my area have pineapples that are not close to ripe yet, too green and too hard of fruit inside, I know, I bought two and tried to eat them...
If the produce suppliers are picking other fruit too early then there's going to be a huge amount of waste, as if there isn't already, so much food is thrown away...