Why do grocery store products deceive consumers, and how do companies get away with it?
An example is a loaf of bread labeled Blueberry Bread. The first fruit found in ingredients was elderberries and the next one cranberries. Blueberries was almost at end, meaning very few blueberries in this item. A new juice sounded good with fruit juices and vegetable juices. When I got home, Iooked it up on computer only to find a pending lawsuit for deception in ingredients. It contained possible dangerous items. The list is endless. Frustrating!!!!! I may use the answers iin a hub.
It's extremely easy to lie in grocery stores. For example, arsenic was found in apple and grape juice. Only a few laws protect us about food and not enough research has gone into healthy eating. There is abundant research in soda's and cancer, but few pay attention to the results. Is it better to know what you eat or to be blind?
Another great deception is the package. Potato chips for example is more air than product for the same price. The bag stays the same size with less in it. Cereal boxes are thinner. They would rather trick the consumer into thinking nothing changed, instead of raising the price, less goes in the package.
Companies will continue to deceive as long as governments continue to let them get away with it and consumers don't bother to take the time and read the nutrition label and the list of ingredients.
money answers both those questions. Companies are always trying to make more money, which makes sense. Everyone would like to make more money. The problem is how they do it. They find the ingredients that are the absolute cheapest to get there hands on...as for blueberry, if you can get elderberries and cranberries way cheaper and produce more, then you will. The companies get away with it because the people who tell them what can be in the ingredients...also like money. They will both do whatever they can to make more money... money buys judges and lawyers and lawmakers.
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