August 15, 2011 @ 10:51 AM

If you’ve ever seen a package of Super Grain Quinoa Pasta but never read the ingredients, you’ve probably assumed it was made entirely of quinoa. But in reality it’s mostly corn. This is the nature of packaged food in America. The front side can say Quinoa Pasta but the backside reveals it’s really corn with some quinoa in it. Product names on the front side are often not properly descriptive. It’s a tolerated marketing tactic seen everywhere food is sold, even in health food stores.

A friend recently went to a local health food store and purchased a bag of carrot chips thinking they were chips made from slices of carrots, but after reading the ingredients, he felt mislead. There were no carrots, just ...

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