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Most of us want to eat healthier. And food marketers know just how to push our buttons. Here are 7 health claims they use to get you to buy unhealthy food.
This weeks food news features ‘healthy and natural’ mislabeling, a lawsuit challenging Idaho’s brand new ag-gag law, and fast-food wage theft. But don’t worry: you’ll also find great news for organic growers, beer drinkers, and organic beer drinkers!
Its almost laughable that Coca-Cola would try to use a ‘healthy and natural’ marketing tactic, but that’s what they did. Consumers are fighting back. According to Courthouse New Service, Coca-Cola is being sued for misleading consumers by falsely claiming that Coke contains no artificial flavors and is part of a kid’s healthy diet. OMG. Its […]
Idaho strides boldly towards hideousness, with its latest bill aimed at criminalizing animal-ag whistleblowers. Food stamp use rises among a population where it absolutely should not, and a new report indicts the ‘substantial equivalence’ assessment that boosted GMOs to grocery-shelf sovereignty. Meanwhile poison seeps into your food from its packaging, and grocery manufacturers try to dupe you with deceptive labeling — okay, technically that last thing isn’t (strictly speaking) ‘news.’ But the food news world has been hopping this week: don’t miss the good stuff, read on!
In the tsunami-like wake of lawsuits filed against major food brands for misuse of the word “natural” to market unnatural synthetic and genetically modified ingredients in products like Wesson Oil and Pepperidge Farm’s Goldfish (which also don’t contain any goldfish if anyone else wants to jump in on another class action suit), PepsiCo has decided to drop its use of “natural” for a simpler word. Literally. “Simply.”
Like so many food companies under fire for misleading consumers with the term ‘natural’ on their product labels, Gerber has successfully tried to get a false ‘natural’ labeling lawsuit dismissed. Last week a judge in California dismissed in part a lawsuit against Gerber baby food that alleges that they have made false and misleading claims on their […]
ClassActionRebates.com provides consumers with a “one-stop-shop” to find foods with false ‘natural’ labels and then file class action rebate claims online. Too many false ‘natural’ labels The website ClassActionRebates.com is a handy platform for consumers to check out whether they are eligible for rebates that come as the result of class action lawsuits. Consumers can electronically […]
7-Eleven Charged with False ‘Natural’ Advertising Convenience store chain 7-Eleven Inc. was about to join a growing list of companies that have been sued for mislabeling their food products with the term ‘natural’ and other deceptive marketing claims. But, not today. According to LegalNewsOnline.com, a federal judge in California has dismissed a proposed class action […]
Rhuby Rhubarb Liqueur seems to be 100% Natural. Truly. These days it seems like everyone wants to cash in on the $29 billion ‘natural’ foods market. Alcohol companies are no exception. Many, if not most, alcoholic beverages’ ‘natural’ claims are at best questionable (like Skinnygirl Cocktails). Rhuby, the recently launched Swedish rhubarb liqueur, however, claims that […]
PepsiCo brand Naked Juice will stop using ‘all natural’ to describe its products after agreeing to settle a US class action suit for $9 million. Naked Juice: No More ‘all natural’ labels According to Lexology.com, Naked Juice has agreed to settle the claims that it falsely advertised some of its juice and smoothie products as ‘all […]
I was thrilled to learn that in March of this year that the Organic Consumers Association has launched a nationwide campaign to “expose and eliminate the misleading practice of ‘natural’ labeling and marketing. Bogus ‘Natural’ Products The Organic Consumers Association, North America’s leading watchdog over organic and fair trade standards, has launched a new nationwide campaign. […]
Shopping at Target just got more interesting. Last week, the major retailer announced a new line of natural and organic food and beverage items, named Simply Balanced.