Shockingly, Boxed Pizza Is Not Kale
What kind of dim bulb buys boxed frozen pizzas thinking they're health food?
Ken Stone writes at La Mesa Patch about a mom's $5 million lawsuit targeting "toxic" frozen pizzas sold locally:
Katie Simpson bought frozen pizzas about five times in the past year, including a California Pizza Kitchen Personal Pizza Barbeque Chicken and the same maker's Crispy Thin Crust Pizza Signature Pepperoni.
But when she learned they contained trans fat--an ingredient linked to heart disease, diabetes and cancer--she felt as if she were sold poison.
That's the argument being made in a $5 million federal class-action lawsuit that claims Nestle--makers of DiGiorno, Stouffer's and California Pizza Kitchen frozen pizzas --is "placing profits over public health" by failing to remove trans fat.
When she LEARNED they contained trans fat? I mean, was this a closely guarded secret? Or, wait...
The article reads:
The suit targets partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, or PHVO, which it says is the main source of trans fat in the American diet and "used in dangerous quantities in the Nestle Trans Fat Pizzas."
"Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil" is a thing you see on the ingredients lists of products.
Might this have been -- dare I say it? -- on the INGREDIENTS LIST printed on the package?
My mom decided that all sorts of things other people ate were unhealthy. So, she did this amazing thing -- read the ingredients list on products and bought a lot of the foods we ate at the health food store.
Yes, personal responsibility. That's what people use to have before they just closed their eyes, bought a product and then sued the fuck out of the company that produced it.
Oh, and hilariously, Katie Simpson apparently has no problem feeding her kids the flour that causes their blood sugar to rise and that cardiologist William Davis, in Wheat Belly, shows leads to numerous health detriments.
Or, wait -- will she next be suing the "amber waves of grain"?
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