SHOP RIGHT SATURDAYS posted by Allison W. Gryphon
It’s frustrating. You’re in chemo or radiation or pre-op or post-op and you really want to eat all of the right things to nourish your body. The sound of a “naked” juice is wonderful. Unfortunately, sometimes, the only wonder in a product is what the manufacturer and PR team was thinking. Another reminder to read the fine print courtesy of Naked Juice.
While government agencies like the FDA keep stalling on demanding rigorous scientific testing of numerous questionable ingredients, GMO foods, and the correct labeling of such foods, PepsiCo has recently agreed to settle out of court for $9 million over a class action lawsuit that claimed ‘natural’ and ‘non-GMO’ on their bottles was misleading since they are made with GMO ingredients, as well as synthetic and ‘unnatural’ items.
The plaintiffs in the suit claimed that PepsiCo gave the “the false impression that the beverages vitamin content is due to the nutritious fruits and juices, rather than the added synthetic compounds such as calcium pantothenate (synthetically produced from formaldehyde)” and “Fibersol-2 (a proprietary synthetic digestion-resistant fiber produced by Archer Daniels Midland and developed by a Japanese chemical company), fructooligosaccharides (a synthetic fiber and sweetener), and inulin (an artificial and invisible fiber added to foods to … increase fiber content without the typical fiber mouth-feel).”
Click Here to read the complete article at Nation of Change.