This is classic clueless health journalism by the supposedly liberal media. The reality is the mainstream media is a full supporter of the food industry. They collect its advertising dollars, they all sit on each others boards etc.
I love their conclusion:
"But Kellogg faces deeper problems than a few recalls, says Mr. Dickerson of Consumer Edge. To him, a big issue is that cereal is losing ground to other breakfast options, like frozen food, cereal bars and yogurt. The reason, he speculates, is that fewer Americans are inclined to sit down with a bowl, milk and a spoon when they start their mornings. The ultimate convenience food — which is how cereal was once billed — is just not convenient enough any more."
So wolfing down a bowl of sugar is too much work for Americans these days. It involves walking to the refrigerator and lifting up a half gallon of milk. Kellogg's loss is McDonald's drive thru's gain. McDonald's stock has doubled in the last three years. Kellogg's only up about 20%.
How about this pic about the Sylvester Graham & the original Kellogg founder - if this is accurate he was a raving nutter!
“Thou Shalt Not Eat Any Abominable Thing”
"Just like Graham, Kellogg was obsessed with chastity and constipation. True to principle, he never made love to his wife. To “remedy” the sin of masturbation, he advocated circumcision without anesthetic for boys and mutilation of the clitoris with carbolic acid for girls. He blamed constipation for “nymphomania” in women and lust in men, because, according to Kellogg, impacted stools inside one‘s rectum were stimulating the prostate gland and the female vagina into sexual proclivity."
I bet frosted flakes wouldn't sell nearly as well if that was printed on the back of the box.
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CW: 180 pounds
Goals for 2012: Lose a bit more fat and start a serious muscle and strength routine
That dude who wrote "The Fiber Menace" has some choice words for Kellogg. Supposedly, he bears a lot responsibility for the idea that fiber helps digestion and that we should eat grains for breakfast to put more fiber into out bowels.
How about this pic about the Sylvester Graham
What's pathetic is it goes from propaganda to bad policy.In the ’20s, All-Bran was emblazoned with this rather blunt appeal: “Relieves constipation.”