When I first saw the chart below, via Reddit, called “The Illusion of Choice, I was relieved that there is actually nothing here I consume. But, when I dug deeper, I realized that I do purchase bandaids, Q-tips and tylenol.
I was also pleased that there is nothing listed on the chart that I feed my dogs. I’ve been aware for awhile that Nestle owns Purina, a brand I don’t purchase. However, I was recently shocked to learn that a very popular dog training treat (commonly used during agility training) advertised as “Healthy and Natural” contains glycerin (a humectant preservative). (Not surprisingly, the company who owned the treat recently sold to Nestle-Purina). According to pet food nutritionist Anthony Bennie, “glycerin is one of the focal points of investigations into the alleged Chinese Jerky illnesses. The wise choice may be to avoid it and propylene glycol since neither one is a food ingredient found in nature.”
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Avoid purchasing from these corporations by eating healthy. Read the ingredients carefully in your food and your pet’s food. Most of the companies in this chart are selling food products that the Food Babe wouldn’t even call “food”. They have little nutritional value and are loaded with GMOs.
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Do you purchase products from these companies? If not, thanks for sharing some tips on how to avoid buying from the 10 companies that control almost all of our purchases.
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