In what I’d consider a tactically-influenced move, mega-food corporation Nestle has recently announced that it would phase out artificial flavors and colors from some of its candy bars by 2015. This move will make many consumers happy as it seemingly hits a note of health-consciousness, but a company who wants to control the world’s water supply probably isn’t driven by consumer’s desires.
Similar to Hershey’s recent announcement of removing GMO ingredients from its candy and moving toward ‘simple ingredients,’ Nestle has publicly said it would be removing ingredients such as Red 40, Yellow 5, and artificial vanillin from all of its chocolate candy brands in the U.S. — more than 250 products.
Nestle claims that the shift is in response to consumer demand. This is probably true – and overall good news – as even if the change is driven by profits, it proves we have a voice that can make an impact. The company cited Nielsen’s 2014 Global Health & Wellness Survey which indicated that more than 60 percent of Americans consider no artificial colors or flavors important when deciding what food to buy.
“We know that candy consumers are interested in broader food trends around fewer artificial ingredients,” said Doreen Ida, president of Nestlé USA Confections & Snacks. “As we thought about what this means for our candy brands, our first step has been to remove artificial flavors and colors without affecting taste or increasing the price. We’re excited to be the first major U.S. candy manufacturer to make this commitment.”
Nestles Dark Side
But before you get too cozy with Nestle and its choice to remove ingredients that should have been omitted long ago, know that this company isn’t so pure.
According to the former CEO and now Chairman of the largest food product manufacturer in the world, corporations should own every drop of water on the planet — and you’re not getting any unless you pay up.
The company is known for sending out hordes of ‘internet warriors’ to defend the company and its actions online in comments and message boards (perhaps we’ll find some below) even takes a firm stance behind Monsanto’s GMOs and their ‘proven safety.’
In fact, the former Nestle CEO actually says that his idea of water privatization is very similar to Monsanto’s GMOs. In a video interview, Nestle Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe states that there has never been ‘one illness’ ever caused from the consumption of GMOs.
Watch the video below for yourself:
10 thoughts on “Nestle Drops Artificial Colors and Flavors – But Still Wants to Own the Water”
But the ingredients are still monsanto soy, corn, wheat, or something. Its bullshit…Its GMO with no artificial ingredients….who cares, its bullshit.
I wondered why the Nestle’s Crunch tasted weird as compared to when I had last eaten it as a child.
That does nothing to remove GMO’s – the dangerous high fructose corn syrup or sugar made from GMO sugar beets. As usual they know most people will feel better and not put much thought behind their statements of “goodwill” and fake caring for the consumer. Their candy is like eating a candle – waxy, tasteless and made of everything harmful to the body.
No dyes, but it’s still going to be a GMO – Soylent Green candy bar.
You do know that Nestles drains one of our major aqua filters and takes it back, bottle and sells it back to us.
They may well be getting their ‘ducks in a row’ to do the same thing here in Kansas. A local GMO aseptic bottling co. (Kanpac), recently bought out by a huge California based (Golden State Foods?) hold large contracts with Nestles, and are under going large expansion, (most likely getting tax investment incentives from our foolish local gov. leaders) all while the city is beginning construction of a new 20 some million dollar water plant. I worked for Kanpac for a while, and they are the single most deceptive company that I have ever come across. We are so screwed! I can see the writing on the wall, and nobody gives a flyin’ flip!!
Nestle, Pepsi and Kraft are among the largest customers of Senomyx, a company that creates flavorings. In the process of creating these flavors Senomyx uses stem cells from aborted babies. While they claim the infant stem cells are not in the flavorings, they don’t say exactly how they are used. So I boycott all companies I find that use Senomyx… the list is long. All this information can easily be found on the internet.
Beautiful dog-I would put my trust in the character shown in the face of this creation of God, and put absolutely NO trust in the evil character of the Nestle ceo. We live in a world where a man like that (JUST LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAYS IN THE VIDEO) is held in high esteem for seeking PROFIT, and who truly believes that all of creation should have to pay for a life sustaining natural element such as water. I say-let them make their own water-they have the formula!
As a lesser member (POOR) of the heard of humans, we are truly in trouble. After 15 hours of this story, less than a dozen people have taken the time to post their distaste for the type of human behavior that believes as this ceo does!!!
How on EARTH do you know that is for a fact huh??? That’s nuts! Could you at least find an actual article or video that says they do that? That’s something that just sounds far from the truth. I’m not supporting the company because I don’t agree with those type of things, but come on now. If you’re going to say something that crazy you might as well have some thing to base it off of!
My family boycotted nestle a year or so ago. Ever since we saw the narcissist in that video spewing some crap about owning all the water. He really should take a flying ……. through a rolling doughnut. No one can own all the earth’s water. . It’s God’s and mother earth’s. This lunatic needs a dose of reality. Everyone please pray for that.