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Apparently honey isn’t safe either…

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on July 26, 2009

article:  http://www.seattlepi.com/local/394198_honey31.asp

“Don’t let the claims on honey labels dupe you”

More utter ridiculousness.  Now our honey is suspected to contain corn syrup.  Ultra processed honey isn’t even honey, and of course it comes from our good friends the Chinese, who always have their our best interests at heart.  Honey doensn’t even have to be labeled with country of origin.

Why do we import honey?  I don’t understand! 

But, one of the more disturbing thiings this article points out is this quote:

Pringles’ Honey Buttered Wheat Stix, for example, doesn’t list honey among its 30-plus ingredients.

A company representative said the snack is made in Thailand and contains artificial honey flavoring, not real honey. “We call it ‘honey butter’ because that’s what it tastes like,” she said.

Ummm, why is Pringles making our snacks in Thailand???  Away from US Health Inspectors????  HMMMMMM????  How clean do you think their facilities are?  We may never know…

Let’s not forget this simple snack has 30 ingredients!!!!  I don’t think I have ever made a recipe that had 30 ingredients, have you?  Not even curry….yikes. 

Money.  How can it be cheaper to make a snack in Thailand, then ship it to the US, and then ship it to grocery stores???  How much gasoline was wasted?  This makes me so freakin’ mad.  What the hell is wrong with us???  Are we so spoiled on cheap food, and the accompanying poor treatment of those worker bees in Thailand, that we can’t make it here ourselves, employ our people and charge a few more cents??? 

Yes, we are that spoiled. 

Shame on us. 

I am going to be looking into this “country of origin” thing.  I am now very interested in where my food is being made. 

Very interested.  How about you?

Here is the ingredient list for the wheat sticks:

INGREDIENTS: WHEAT FLOUR, PALM OIL, SUGAR, BUTTER (CREAM, SALT, LECITHIN), MARGARINE (PALM OIL, SOYBEAN OIL, CANOLA OIL, CORN OIL, GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE, CAROTENE, NATURAL FLAVORS, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES) AND SALT. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: ISOMERIC SUGAR, YEAST, RICE STARCH, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, TRISODIUM PHOSPHATE, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, DISODIUM INOSINATE, EGG, DISODIUM GUANYLATE AND SUCRALOSE.
CONTAINS WHEAT, MILK, SOYBEAN AND EGG INGREDIENTS.

 

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