Feds and Special Interests at Your Dinner Table

Sunday, March 13, 2011
Posted in category Food Totalitarianism

It was hard to ignore this headline in Bloomberg Business Week:

Soy Takes Its Place at America’s Dinner Table

Food companies hope to profit from new federal diet guidelines

Can the feds get Americans to trade in a sizzling rib-eye for a soggy block of tofu? It’s a question Kraft Foods (KFT), Kellogg (K), and Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) are keen to answer since the U.S. Agriculture Dept. in January began encouraging Americans to eat more soy.

….Big Food soon noticed soy’s double-digit sales growth, and Kraft and Kellogg both acquired companies that made soy-based veggie burgers. In January the USDA included soy in its revised dietary guidelines, and the Soyfoods Association of North America is hoping its time has finally come. “We’ve been preparing for an opportunity to bring soy foods to the mainstream,” says Executive Director Nancy Chapman.

Here’s a nice hint in the article about food processing: “Food scientists also are looking for ways to make soy products taste less like soy.” DuPont, Kraft, Kellogg – these companies are buying up smaller food companies and starting joint ventures to make soy products because federal policies consistently empower Big Agra and Big Food in these highly profitable endeavors. A quick overview of Monsanto’s profits, by product, is found here. There is a reason that Monsanto’s profits were a bit compromised in 2010 – they are banking on the future that includes favorable government policy and ….. more favorable government policy. Don’t believe me, believe the financial analysts and press.

The gist of this piece is that “soy products will experience their fastest growth for uses other than as meat and milk substitutes.” Meat and dairy – two foodstuffs that are not a part of the government’s recommendations, by the way.

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4 Responses to Feds and Special Interests at Your Dinner Table

  1. Iluvatar says:

    March 13th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

  2. M. Terry says:

    March 14th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Soy protein isolate is one “food product” that no animal will consume – save man.

    A simple Google search of “soy dangers” shows how Monsanto, ADM, etc have been pushing soy and making billions pushing their poison, and the nasty effects of their products. Of course, Agribusiness scientists come up with different results. “It’s good for you, and after it’s been processed into something that doesn’t taste like paper pulp, it actually tastes good.”

    And to think – many vegans get their “protein” from soy. Little wonder so few can think straight…

  3. Jeannie Queenie says:

    March 15th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Maybe they want us all on soy so that we FORGET what they’re doing to us. Read a couple years ago how a diet of soy ends up in alzeimer’s…so just think about this. Get us to forget about what our country was in an earlier era. Get us to forget about central banking and free markets. Get us to forget how our grocery stores offer the worse of the world in food choices. Get us to forget that not even cows or pigs will touch GMO corn. Hell, get us to forget what a bunch of lying, crooked thieves are doing to our country via wars, the old boy banksters, idiotic laws, lobbying..sigh…you know all the usual garden variety snakes in sleazy, sneaky land.

  4. Jeannie Queenie says:

    March 17th, 2011 at 1:05 am

    @ Iluvator…seeing as this is another food post, thought of you when I viewed this one and LMAO…you’ve told us of the importance of raw vegies…this guy agrees here at the Onion..

    Now don’t tell me you didn’t also LYAO when you viewed this!!

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