“A recent Associated Press story revealed how companies are fighting to make their foods appear more natural.
“Food companies are responding to the adage that people eat with their eyes,” writes Candice Choi at the AP. “Americans still love their fast food and packaged snacks, but they’re increasingly turning their noses up at foods that look overly processed.”
Companies have responded by developing technology and preparation methods designed to make packaged food seem natural.”
From Yahoo Finance, here are some examples of what food companies are doing to try to convince you foods and ingredients are “natural.”
1) Domino’s asks workers not to make the rectangles on its “artisan” pizzas too perfect.
The dough is the same as is used on other pizzas.
One person shared: “There is no shortage of ignorant, convenience-driven consumers out there – which is why the processed/prepackaged food and ‘restaurant’ food industries are booming. Most people simply don’t worry about their health until it fails them.”
Kris added: “Please keep doing more news articles on subjects like this. I sincerely want more Americans to open their eyes to what big corporations are doing to this country.”
Another reader said: “Two years to find a way to make packaged turkey look uneven? How much money do they waste thinking up this garbage when they could be producing more food?”
Scooter added: “The point is, no company is going to make you fresh natural food. “Shelf life” and “healthy-natural food” almost never go hand in hand.”
What are your thoughts?