Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Quaker Instant Oatmeal Dinosaur Eggs Revisited

I wrote a post a couple years ago on a food-like product, Quaker Instant Oatmeal Dinosaur Eggs, that is more game show than meal. Granted, I was a little bit of a wise guy in my approach, but plenty of teenagers, in comments to the post, came after me for being a curmudgeon or overreacting to the product's ingredients.

For me to reply is a no-win situation, but, thankfully, a reader just left a comment that addresses some of the bigger issues at play with not just dinosaur egg oatmeal, but our food supply in general. Thank you, Tessa!

"Thank you so much for posting this, Rob. And let me say, I love dinosaurs as much as any kid... but WAKE UP, PEOPLE! Why don't children eat oatmeal with just a little bit of maple syrup, cinnamon, maybe some dried fruit? Because the media bombards us with images as sugary foods that are often marked as healthy! If a parent is successful in keeping their children eating healthy at home, they develop a taste for these junk foods at school! Sugar is incredibly addictive, and there should be much more outrage about companies targeting children this way.

"Just because the FDA deems something safe does NOT mean it is. What is DOES mean is that whatever profit-driven company is selling these dangerous products has PAID THE FDA OFF. These governmental agencies that are supposedly there to protect us are prostitutes to large corporations! Products like these are responsible for the childhood epidemics of our time - CHILDHOOD OBESITY and DIABETES! What child should have diabetes? How does this even HAPPEN? Tragic.

"Mothers please educate yourself and do not be fooled into thinking these huge corporations care about the health of your children. Go ahead and look into artificial colors, etc. that are being linked to childhood Autism and ADD/ADHD.

"Truly despicable..."

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