Just got back from lunch and this has generated a rant. My spouse and I decided to try a new Vegan place that markets itself as a healthy eating experience. So I thought, worth a try - we got there and looked at their menu and what did they have - sweet sauces on their salads and sandwiches, pretend meat which was heavily salted Tofu and carb rich vegetables.
It amazes me how healthy nutrition gets hijacked - won't be going back to that place.
Yeah, I know what you mean. No offense to anyone......but any place, product, or company that claims "all natural", "healthy alternative", or "organic" has me rolling on the floor laughing my hiney off.
It's all a gimmick to mark up prices on stuff that everybody else has for less. I don't care who sells it, what they call it, or where they claim it came from.
One canned food company will can the same product under 10 different labels, with 10 different ingredient lists on each of those labels. But yet they are all the same. The industry calls it a "marketing gimmick". In reality, it's fraud, and it's illegal. But the government doesn't do anything because it makes money for these companies. Companies that pay off a LOT of government offices to "look the other way" or "take them at their word" when a company tells them it's just a "marketing gimmick".
Another example is a dairy farm. One dairy farm can produce the SAME gallon of milk under 10+ labels/names/brands. It's all the same stuff, from the same place, from the same manufacturing equipment, from the same livestock. But each of these different labels carries it's own different price range and brand image.
Whole Foods is a scam beyond reason. Most of the foods they sell there are from the same farms/production facilities that sell to the regular grocery stores. It's SO easy to slap a label on something and call it "organic". But what YOU call "organic" and what the COMPANY selling that product defines as "organic" are different beyond comprehension. According to a company that produces food items..........an apple off of an apple tree is, in reality, an organic item...regardless of how it got there, or what was used to get it to that point.
Even car companies do it. One engine and one chassis will be sold under 2-5 different "models", brand names, or labels. The only thing they change is the body and dash, which are just window dressing really.
Restaurants, fast food, gasoline...........it's the same all across the board.
The whole modern world revolves around lies, gimmicks, and fraud. There's nothing you can do about it. All you can do is pick one fraud that best suits your needs and stick with it.
I learned a LOT from working different sects of retail when I was younger. The entire consumer industry is a scam and a fraud.
There are SOME places who attempt to do the right thing, but usually they don't last long or get run out of business by a bigger business that works the game better than the little guy.
Oh.......wait...........this IS the rant thread, isn't it?