Originally published January 27 2011
Fox News covers fake blueberries story uncovered by Health Ranger
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
(NaturalNews) Last week we released a stunning new Food Investigations video (www.FoodInvestigations.com) showing that many of the blueberries used in popular cereals, muffins, bagels and other foods are faked. Instead of using real blueberries, companies like General Mills use artificial colors, hydrogenated oils and liquid sugars to manufacture small bits that mimic the look of blueberries.
In that story, we revealed how a General Mills' cereal known an Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal contains neither blueberries, nor pomegranates!
You can watch the revealing video here:
Normally, the mainstream media has zero interest in covering actual investigative stories that matter to consumers. But today, Fox News was the first media outlet to actually cover this story in a balanced article that you can read here: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/01/26/inv...
From reading the story, it is apparent that Fox News contacted General Mills and confirmed our original report, verifying that Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal, for example, contains absolutely no blueberries!
Our investigation also revealed how Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats Blueberry Muffin cereal does not contain blueberries, either. Fox News contacted Kellogg's about the matter, and they said -- get this -- that "The term 'Blueberry Muffin' is used to describe the flavor of some products. All our products are labeled in compliance with applicable laws and regulations."
In other words, as long as there isn't a law against misleading consumers about the fake ingredients in their products, they're going to keep doing it, it seems. NaturalNews encourages consumers to continue boycotting General Mills over their deceptively labeled cereals and fake blueberry ingredients.
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Be sure to check out the Fox News story about our blueberry discovery here: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/01/26/inv...
I have to give Fox News kudos for having the courage to actually publish this story. They have done what most other news outlets refuse to do: Print a story that is 100% in the interests of consumers, not the corporate advertisers. If you get a chance, you may wish to share their story or send them a thanks for being willing to even cover it.
Be sure to check out www.FoodInvestigations.com from time to time for more upcoming videos that expose the lies of the food industry.
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