One Brand Is The Self-Proclaimed Champion Of Junk Food

You can no longer buy Aunt Jemima's, Uncle Ben's, or Eskimo Pie. But one company still sells Chocolate Negro, and a long list of other foods that by its own admission are not healthy.

Business Insider – The majority of Nestlé’s traditional food and drinks do not meet a “recognised definition of health.”

“We have made significant improvements to our products … [but] our portfolio still underperforms against external definitions of health in a landscape where regulatory pressure and consumer demands are skyrocketing.” – Nestlé 

Just 37% of its consumer food and beverage products meet international health standards.
The global food company acknowledged the issue in an internal presentation seen by the Financial Times.

“Some of our categories and products will never be ‘healthy’ no matter how much we renovate,” the company said in a presentation seen by top executives at the world’s largest food conglomerate.

CEO Mark Schneider told Bloomberg in September that the company is making continued investments in the healthiness of its products, but “confectionary and chocolate address a deep human need and are going to be here to stay.”

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

The definition of “healthy” comes from the Australian health star rating system, which scores products on a five-star scale and is used by international researchers including the Access to Nutrition Foundation. A product must score at least 3.5 stars to be considered healthy.

Metrics like the health star system “enable consumers to make informed choices. However, they don’t capture everything,” a company spokesperson said in a statement to Insider.

“About half of our sales are not covered by these systems. That includes categories such as infant nutrition, specialized health products and pet food, which follow regulated nutrition standards … ” Click here to read more. 

List of Nestlé brands

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Overall, Nestlé — the world’s largest food company — owns over 2,000 brands in 186 countries. Below are some of the company’s better know U.S. brands.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Our take: why choose any food from a company that concedes that most of its products do not meet commonly accepted standards for health and nutrition? To quote our dad, “we can think of better things to eat.” 

  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Carnation
  • Coffee-Mate
  • Gerber
  • DiGiorno Pizza 
  • Hercules Bars (Disney)
  • Hot Pockets
  • Lean Cuisine
  • Lean Pockets
  • Libby’s
  • Nescafé
  • Nespresso
  • Nesquik
  • Nestea 
  • Nestlé Drumstick
  • Nestlé Ice Cream
  • Nestlé Milk Chocolate
  • Nestlé with Almonds
  • Optifast
  • Ovaltine
  • Skinny Cow
  • Starbucks 
  • Stouffer’s
  • Sweet Leaf Tea
  • Taster’s Choice
  • Tombstone Pizza

See the full list here. 

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


GMO Salmon Producers Find Giant Loophole In US Labeling Laws

Biotech company AquaBounty Technologies Inc. announced that it is harvesting several tons of genetically modified salmon, which will soon be sold at restaurants and other “away-from-home” dining retailers around the country where the federal GMO labeling law does not apply.

“Should I reschedule my mammogram if I recently received the COVID-19 vaccine?”

“The most important thing patients should understand is that there is no danger of breast cancer associated with the COVID-19 vaccine, and you should plan on getting your vaccines as soon as you are eligible.”

US Rep.: Biden Spends 22x More on Illegal Alien Childcare Vs. Americans

HEADLINE USA – Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, attacked President Joe Biden‘s administration for its reckless spending on care for illegal immigrant children while neglecting...

States Return Unwanted Vaccines To Federal Agencies

Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that two states have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their total populations are vaccinated.

Scores Lose Jobs For Refusing Vaccine

Scores of workers at a Houston hospital system have been suspended and face being fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccination, a controversial company mandate that has drawn protests and an outcry from those facing termination.USA TODAY – Scores of workers at a Houston hospital system have been suspended and face being fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccination, a controversial company mandate that has drawn protests and an outcry from those facing termination.

Bought And Paid For: Big Pharma Doles Out Campaign Cash To 2,400 Legislators

WASHINGTON — State lawmakers in Oregon have tried to lower high drug prices from nearly every angle: They’ve sought to cap how much people can...

Only “Armageddon” Can Stop Tokyo Olympics Now: Officials

THE GUARDIAN – When the trickle of Olympic athletes arriving in Tokyo turns into a deluge next month, more than 11,000 competitors will find...

New Tech Could Doom Invasive Pythons

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have published a first-of-its-kind study that shows that near-infrared (NIR) spectrum cameras can help hunters more effectively track down these invasive snakes, especially at night.

Cal. Dems. Want $100 Million For ‘Health Equity’

KAISER HEALTH NEWS, SACRAMENTO — After the killing last year of George Floyd, a Black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer, Wisconsin Gov....

Biden’s Plan To Give Free Vaccines To The World

MAWGAN PORTH, England (AP) — One year ago, the U.S. was the deadliest hotspot of the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing the cancellation of the Group...
- Advertisement -