Last week it was the meat industry being exposed for putting “Pink Slime” in seventy percent (70%) of the meat in the United States. Now this week, Starbucks announces it has been using cochineal in its coffee. I cannot wait to see what we will have announced is in our food next week.
Regarding Starbucks and cochineal, this is really crushed insects used to give their coffee the caramel coloring. Starbucks is not the only company using this insect additive. It can be found in ketchup, meats and alcoholic beverages.
Interesting, the only item on the list that would have an ingredient label disclosing the name or coloring is the ketchup. therefore, when you get your ammonium poison coated meat that has been seasoned with crushed insects, you do not have to be informed.
What happened to full disclosure?
How many vegan’s have now been on a diet of bugs without knowing they were?
These two examples alone are prime reasons why YOU as a consumer, must ask for an ingredient listing with an explanation of the meaning of the ingredients and a reference list. ASK questions and stop being the little mice following the Pied Piper right off the cliff to your early death.
“Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” why don’t YOU???
- The making of the term ‘pink slime’ (newsok.com)
- Letter: A Fight About Beef: Why to Avoid ‘Pink Slime’ (nytimes.com)
- The making of the term ‘pink slime’ (clickondetroit.com)