“When you sit down bleary eyed with a box of cereal, you may think you’re just grabbing a quick, nutritious breakfast. But, you’re also contributing to the biggest success story of the modern food industry. Inside the cereal box is one of the most sophisticated confections of invention, processing and advertising that modern business has ever seen.”Thus begins The Foods that Make Billions, a three-part series from BBC Two, which illuminated how the food industry transforms simple, inexpensive commodities into billion-dollar brands.
Their basic formula is to add “value” to extremely cheap base materials — like cereal grains. What value do they add? The answer is many layers of processing and additives, including high fructose corn syrup, laboratory created flavorings, vitamin fortification, packaging, marketing, and, of course, toys inside. Read the rest >>
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