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Old 04-08-2009, 05:42 AM   #1
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Something to think about

I found this using Stumbleupon/cooking - 'Food' for thought?

The 11 Dirty Little Secrets Your Grocery Store Is Hiding | EcoSalon - The Green Gathering


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Old 04-08-2009, 07:19 AM   #2
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thanks for posting...

this reminds me of one of the more influential books I read as a child, Hidden Persuaders, by Vance Packard....it's amazing how much of that book has stuck with me....same type of info was in that book..

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Old 04-08-2009, 07:54 AM   #3
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Interesting, but hardly "dirty" or "secret," I thought everybody knew this. It's called marketing.
When reading labels, be sure to check serving size. Sometimes breads will list 2 slices as a serving size. There is a wide range of "whole wheat" products, some have no more fiber than a fluffy white loaf. And speaking of bread, I've been able to purchase the frozen product from the bakery, not a widespread practice, but I asked. it was for a specialty, artisan bread. Then baked it at home.
As for deli salads... well, I just don't! : )

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Old 04-08-2009, 08:24 AM   #4
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None of the topics were a surprise to me. I've been aware of them for a long, long time. And, I'm one of those rare people who always shops with a list and hardly, if ever, stray from it. I'm a very disciplined shopper.

I wrote a column a number of years ago about the reduced packaging/same price situation. It's sometimes difficult to find the old-fashioned 1-pound package of bacon, the 3-pound can of ground coffee, 16-ounce can of fruit/vegetables, etc. All those have been significantly reduced in size but remained at the same, or higher, price.
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:35 PM   #5
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Also check the unit prices (per ounce, per pound, etc.), people!
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