going through the coupons this week, i found three head-scratching ads:
sounds great, right? whole grains! in the U.S., most chickens eat feed made of corn and soybeans. pastured chickens, on the other hand, eat grasses, insects, etc. when chickens (or cows) live indoors and eat a diet of cheap corn and soy, they aren't as healthy or nutritious for the consumer. the whole grain thing is a total red herring.
the phrase "all-natural," though appealing, is unregulated and completely meaningless. while i was looking for a picture, i found a blog where the writer said after boiling land o lakes eggs, the brown color wiped right off.
that doesn't sound natural to me.
at the grocery store yesterday, i noticed the phrase "all-natural" on a lot of meats. one package of chicken thighs claimed to be "all-natural and hormone-free*". the asterisk then explained that in the U.S., it is illegal to give homones to poultry.
they might as well be bragging, "we didn't give 'em anything illegal!"
navigating the health-washing is enough to drive a person crazy.
the next ad that got me going was touting this new product:
disposable hand towels. like paper towels, but more expensive. because we really need to be throwing more things away, and washing hand towels is such a drag.
it's so weird how opposite things can be trendy at the same time. more and more people are reusing water bottles, lunch boxes, and grocery bags, and we're yet we're aggressively marketed disposable crock pot liners, hand towels, and swiffers.
does using disposable products really save that much time? it sounds unnecessary, expensive, and wasteful to me.