Fruit Snacks on Trial

October 20, 2011 at 9:31 am 1 comment

CSPI is suing General Mills, claiming that their Betty Crocker branded Fruit Snack products make misleading claims  of healthfulness. Head of their litigation team puts it this way: “General Mills is basically dressing up a very cheap candy as if it were fruit and charging a premium for it.”

This lawsuit is a shot fired across the bow of all those healthy looking processed foods that populate your grocery aisles. Read my take on fruit snack justice at TheAtlantic.com: The Candification of our  Food: The Case of the Fruitless Fruit Snack.

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  • 1. Merlin Greenberg  |  October 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    You can’t legislate curiosity. If people care what is in their food, they can google it. There is freely available information, within reach of those who are free to choose their own food. It’s not like the military is forcing them to eat the snacks. General Mills.

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