Tuesday, July 30, 2002

When Leftists Fall Out
The "Center for Science in the Public Interest" unloads on Ben & Jerry's:
WASHINGTON, July 30 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Ben & Jerry's misleads
customers by falsely claiming that some of its ice cream and frozen
yogurt products are "All Natural," when they contain artificial
flavors, hydrogenated oils, or other factory-made substances,
according to a complaint filed today by the nonprofit Center for
Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The group wants the Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) to take enforcement action against
the company, a unit of the multinational food conglomerate

"Ben & Jerry's enjoys a carefully-cultivated public image as an
eco-friendly, worker-friendly brand -- the kind of company whose
label claims should be truthful," CSPI executive director Michael
F. Jacobson said. "So it's sad that Ben & Jerry's is trying to
pass off products laden with these factory-spun ingredients as
'natural,' when there's little natural about them. These
ingredients are man-made and simply don't occur in nature."
Who cares about artificial ingredients? I want my Mumia Melt!