Food labelling

  • If you are making some special recipe that calls for something like "refined sugar with a few added cranberries", then you might find the following guide useful, or you could end up wasting a lot of time looking along the refined sugar shelves. It won't save you money however, as refined sugar is considerably cheaper when you buy it as such.
  • Beet leaves
  • These are great in salads or for juicing. Conveniently, you can buy these leaves already cut off from the root. If you want to buy the root as well, then you have the ultimate supermarket offer of "buy one, pay twice" otherwise known as BOPT!
  • Dried cranberries
  • Actual product: Sugar with added cranberries.
  • Health food store: product was 55% sugar
  • Supermarket: product contained 33% cranberries, the rest being sugar and pineapple extract.
  • Fruit sticker labels starting with "8"
  • These indicate that the fruit is genetically modified.
  • See the video clip "GMO Fruit Facts"
  • Seedless grapes
  • Deformed plant material. Fruit, by definition, is the seed bearing part of a plant. Real grapes have seeds in them and have done so for thousands of years. If you are what you eat, would you like to be barren, insipid, and unable to survive naturally? Or would you like to be tasty, full of life, and able to continue for generations?