a tale of a few cities

Le bois a trouvé dans Nestlé

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Peter Combe, ‘Nest, le bois‘, 2011

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Another altered logo inspired by the rampant use of cellulose (wood pulp), by the leading producers of processed foods, this particular design attributed to the guilty culprit, Nestlé. Wood pulp is used as an extender whose use in a roster of food products, from crackers and ice creams to puddings and baked goods, is now being exposed. What you’re actually paying for – and consuming – may be surprising.

Cellulose is virgin wood pulp that has been processed and manufactured to different lengths for functionality, though use of it and its variant forms (cellulose gum, powdered cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, etc.) is deemed safe for human consumption, according to the FDA, which regulates most food industry products.  The government agency sets no limit on the amount of cellulose that can be used in food products meant for human consumption.

Humans are unable to digest cellulose since we lack the appropriate enzymes to break it down. This is a food adulterant and another example of the wholly corrupt nature of the federal agency responsible for food safety but continues to prove itself more concerned with corporate profit. More >

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