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Author Topic: Kellogg agrees to stop marketing sugary cereals as “healthy”  (Read 1623 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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A $31 million settlement in a California lawsuit will force Kellogg to significantly change its marketing.

Kellogg, one of the county’s top cereal companies, has agreed to stop using misleading terms such as “healthy,” “nutritious,” and “wholesome” to promote products like Frosted Mini-Wheats.

https://newfoodeconomy.org/kellogg-sugary-cereal-healthy-label/
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Re: Kellogg agrees to stop marketing sugary cereals as “healthy”
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2019, 1248 UTC »
Kellogs was busted in Australia a few years back for excessive sugar in their breakfast lines but promoting them as healthy, especially Corn Flakes, Fruit Loops and Coco Pops.

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Re: Kellogg agrees to stop marketing sugary cereals as “healthy”
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2019, 1335 UTC »
The Florida orange growers invented the nonsense that a glass of sugar water, err, orange juice, was a healthy way to start the day at breakfast, to go with your bowl of sugared cereal. They did this when California oranges started to appear in stores, which have a better appearance, fewer blemishes, etc. So they needed to find another way to market their less attractive produce.

Of course oranges and other fruit have been bred over centuries to have much higher sugar content than the original wild/native varieties that people may have eaten (in small quantities). The term "nature's sugar" is sort of accurate, but not in a good way.
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Re: Kellogg agrees to stop marketing sugary cereals as “healthy”
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 2329 UTC »
A certain box top collector in PA. better be clearing the aisles of Kellogg's products before they're gone.

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Re: Kellogg agrees to stop marketing sugary cereals as “healthy”
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2019, 2332 UTC »
To be fair, they are nutritious, compared to the same volume of, say, dioxin.
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Re: Kellogg agrees to stop marketing sugary cereals as “healthy”
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 0305 UTC »
If dioxin isn't safe, why do they put giant economy sized barrels of it on power poles every couple hundred of yards?

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Re: Kellogg agrees to stop marketing sugary cereals as “healthy”
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2019, 2254 UTC »
One of those bad boys sploded a few blocks away, one that still had the bad stuff in it. The power co paid dearly, including digging up her yard and hauling it away as well as hazmatting her house, cars, etc while she stayed at the hotel, and a small stipend for her troubles.
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Re: Kellogg agrees to stop marketing sugary cereals as “healthy”
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2019, 0901 UTC »
I was about 50 yards from one that went up. The fire chief was trimming some trees on his property about a 1/4 mile away. One went down on a live line. You could see the flames coming up beside the RR tracks on that line like a lit fuse. It hit that transformer, and "boom", my never before gun shy bird dog beat it for the house, ruined.

I drove down there after my ears quit ringing and asked his kid what happened. The kid told me, then cracked,"I think the old man has caused more fires than he's ever put out?" I replied, "He does have a talent for it."