A Shocking Report from NewsTarget

Here’s a must read for all consumers, especially of soy products.

This article from NewsTarget adds another log to the fire, fueling the ongoing debate about the pros and cons of eating soy products, including soy milk, tofu etc….

There are also some alarming trends in the ‘health food’ industry now, in regards to adding MSG to products, renaming and using relatively innocent sounding terms such as: torula yeast and yeast extract, to lull consumers into a false sense of well-being.

I intend to be more vigilant in my label reading in future. Just because a product is touted as ‘health food’ it isn’t necessarily so. I also plan to start sending emails to companies that are going this route and voice my concern and protest. At the cash register and via the Internet, everyone can make their voices heard. And, as it also brings up in this thought-provoking interview on NewsTarget, companies do listen when it comes down to the bottom line $$$$$$$$$$$$.

What do you think? Read the article at: NewsTarget Soy and MSG warnings

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10 responses

  1. While we’ve known about the dangers of these chemical additives for a while now, I think it’s shocking and disgusting that the manufacturers are being ever increasingly sneaky and deceitful by promising to remove these ingredients but just renaming them instead. Somewhere on my computer here there is an article all about MSG and the many names it goes by….most of the names are seemingly “safe” but the products are certainly not.

    A bit off topic, but another note about formaldehyde which is mentioned in the article….not sure if this comes into play in the context of food or not but you’re constantly inhaling it if you have cupboards (usually kitchen/bathroom cabinets) made of pressboard instead of solid wood; they are constantly exuding formaldehyde. If I remember right, it’s something in the glue. No wonder the “advanced” Western world has the highest incidence of illness and highest cost of healthcare….we are poisoning ourselves all over the place. To add insult to injury, we then point the finger at the “lazy” people who don’t “eat right” and blame them for their plight, illnesses, and the high costs of healthcare.

  2. This is so depressing….

    The following is an ingredient list copied from the Yves foods site, for their veggie dogs. I have already written to them about what I think about their production practises and lack of ethics.

    If you want to also voice your protest and have been a consumer of any of Yves products, their website is at: http://www.yvesveggie.com

    Shame, shame!!! Torula yeast aka MSG

    Geraldine

    Ingredients in Yves Veggie Dogs

    Water, soy protein, wheat gluten, canola oil, natural flavour, spices, hydrolysed corn and soy protein, salt, modified cellulose, dextrose, torula yeast, carrageenan, natural liquid smoke, vitamins and minerals (thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin, niacinamide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, cyanocobalamin, calcium pantothenate, ferric orthophosphate, iron oxide, zinc oxide, dimagnesium phosphate, dipotassium phosphate).
    This product contains soy and wheat. It is manufactured in a facility that uses egg ingredients.

  3. Thank you for posting to this article, Geraldine. Aspartame reacts on my tummy instantly but it’s difficult to avoid.

  4. ugh. you’re right it is depressing. yet another argument supporting Curt, who says we should be eating as much “whole foods” as we can and the least amount of processed food as possible. of course this isn’t remotely practical in the real world but we clearly can’t trust “food manufacturers” to do the right thing.

    I guess if food has to be manufactured, we should look at it with a jaded eye, huh?

  5. Geraldine, thanks for this article. I’ve been reading about soy isoflavones and thyroid conditions. This concerns me. I’ll be reading this article soon. (I’m a little “under the weather” right now.)

  6. *Sighs* and yet another reason I make most of my meals from scratch. There are so many companies that put peoples health at risk just to make a profit. Shameful!

  7. With soy products becoming more “mainstream” I suppose this was inevitable. The average consumer is just not “label aware.” We tend to trust that a product touted for it’s health benefits will be just that. It’s “taking advantage” in it’s lowest form.

  8. Buying food should be straightforward. This whole ingredient alais subterfuge is disgusting and unethical.

  9. I really hope that some of you will take the time to email Yves. They need to know that consumers are reading and taking note of what’s been going on with their products.

    http://www.yvesveggie.com

    Im hoping another company will step up to the challenge and start manufacturing similar products that are ethically made and nutritious too.

    Geraldine

  10. Depressing, but important to know. Thanks for the links to Blaylock’s interview and the Yves. I wonder if Lightlife is also hiding something… so disappointing!

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