Weekend reads: absurdities
Mead-Johnson, the company that prides itself on its “decades-long patterning of infant formulas after breast milk,” now goes one better. It sells chocolate- and vanilla-flavored formulas for toddlers, fortified with nutrients, omega-3s, and antioxidants.The company’s philosophy: Your toddler won’t drink milk? Try chocolate milk!
Ok, so we're not really the type of folks to throw out the greenwashing penalty flag, but this is just ridiculous. Snyder's of Hanover has ripped off the design of the USDA Organic seal to simply list product ingredients...and ingredients that aren't even organic.
All our years, we never thought a fast-food menu item would be able to afflict a nation with a case of hang-wringing existential strife. That was, of course, before KFC introduced the Double Down “sandwich,” which swaps out a bun for two chicken patties. It’s gross, yes — but it’s also nothing more than a protein-heavy, attention-commanding gimmick, and branding it as some sort of bacon-laden Tool of Lucifer does nothing more than bolster its already-formidable notoriety.
Jamie Oliver, Michelle Obama, a group of former military generals, and 550,000 others agree that America’s schools need help serving healthier school lunches. Yet the Child Nutrition Bill on Congress’ docket this year is stalled in the Senate and completely absent in the House.
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