One of the biggest problems that we, as consumers, have is deceptive labeling by food manufacturers. You have to be extraordinarily careful these days, lest you find out that the guacamole dip you bought has little or no actual avocado in it, or, in this case, that your blueberry-pomegranate juice drink has so little actual blueberry and pomegranate juice that it takes a laboratory analysis to discover it. In the case of this product, it actually has, according to an analysis by POM, 0.2% blueberry and 0.3% pomegranate while the rest is pretty much just apple juice.
Personally, prominently displaying the words ‘blueberry’ and ‘pomegranate’ on your label when in actual fact the product has less than one half of one percent of those juices in the bottle seems to be stretching things just a wee bit.
Coke, which owns the brand under which this stuff is being sold, was sold by another juice maker, POM, and the case has made it all the way to the Supremes. Coke claims that the label is not deceptive, and that in any case they aren’t doing anything illegal. But even the Supremes seem skeptical. Roberts almost came right out and said the label was misleading, Kennedy implied that consumers are being cheated by the product, and Sotomayor hinted in one question that she thought the labeling was misleading.
It will be interesting if the supremes uphold the lawsuit. If they do, it’s going to make a lot of food manufacturers get a lot more serious about accurately labeling their products.
Thank God someone finally said this. I’m so sick of stating that Western intervention and invasion of other countries fuels terrorism only for people to respond 'They did 9/11 first!'
In 1953 the UK & the US staged a coup of the democratically elected leader of Iran and installed a dictator who was more to their liking. Today the US continues to support brutal dictators (such as in Saudi Arabia) where it suits them to do so. Palestine has been occupied for decades. The list of Western imperial foreign policies over the past decades could go on and on.
9/11 was not only a result religious extremism and it certainly was not because 'they hate our freedoms.' Terrorism is often primarily politically motivated and anyone who is serious about preventing it had better take some fucking notice of this fact.