View Poll Results: True or False?

Voters
4. You may not vote on this poll
  • True

    2 50.00%
  • False

    2 50.00%
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17

Thread: What do you consider false advertising? Is this?

  1. #11
    User
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    32

    Re: What do you consider false advertising? Is this?

    It should say "no artificial preservatives"

  2. #12
    Electrician
    Bob Blaylock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    North 38°28′ West 121°26′
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:11 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    13,745

    Re: What do you consider false advertising? Is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Of course, where this becomes semantically questionable is that they're aiming that kind of marketing at uninformed people who believe it's possible to eat "chemical free" food…
    I'm fairly sure that at least in my life, I've come across an advertisement for something that was touted as “chemical-free”. This is, of course, quite absurd. All matter is chemical. Even an “empty” container, full of plain air, would be full of chemicals, as air itself is a mix of chemicals. The only way you could have a container of chemical-free product would be if that container contained a complete vacuum.
    The five great lies of the Left Wrong:
    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

  3. #13
    Electrician
    Bob Blaylock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    North 38°28′ West 121°26′
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:11 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    13,745

    Re: What do you consider false advertising? Is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    In other words, what if the product had 1 ppm benzene.

    Could they call it "organic solvent free"
    One thing that I learned during my time in the food industry is that a product can be billed as “100% X even if it has up to 2% of stuff in it other than X. Take a look at the “ingredients” section of the label of any juice or juice blend product that says, on the label that it is 100% juice. You'll see a list of the juices that it contains, and then after that, you'll probably find wording to the effect of “Contains less than 2% of the following…”, and then a list of vitamins, additives, preservatives, and such, that collectively are less than 2% of the entire product.
    The five great lies of the Left Wrong:
    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

  4. #14
    Electrician
    Bob Blaylock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    North 38°28′ West 121°26′
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:11 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    13,745

    Re: What do you consider false advertising? Is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Many companies flat out lie about what's in their product. For those who might be sensitive to certain ingredients, buyer beware.
    Any company that did that with a chemical to which there are any substantial number of people who are sensitive would be begging to get sued into oblivion. Anyone who had a bad reaction to a chemical in a product that the label clearly denied was present would have a very solid case for such a lawsuit against the manufacturer of that product.

    On that basis, I am going to call solid digestive waste from a male bovine on your claim. I think any company that did engage in the practice which you allege would not be able to remain in business around all the lost lawsuits that would result.
    The five great lies of the Left Wrong:
    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

  5. #15
    Sage

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Texas, Vegas, Colombia
    Last Seen
    11-28-16 @ 05:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    20,295

    Re: What do you consider false advertising? Is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    *puts on nerd hat*

    In all likelihood, the salt is not acting as a preservative. The concentration of salt required to have any meaningful preservative effect is absolutely enormous (over 10% for bacteria, and even higher for mold), and it would destroy the edibility of just about any food. It'd be worse than drinking soy sauce straight (only 6% salt).

    Not even traditional salted meat is being preserved with salt. It's being preserved with a combination of dehydration (which the salt does aid with) and acid.

    So, they are not being dishonest. It is basically impossible for them to be using enough salt to preserve the food. If it is dehydrated, salt may have aided in the process of drying, but it is not salt in and of itself that is preserving it. In all probability, the salt is mostly there for taste.

    *takes off nerd hat*
    nice... I learned something new today...well done

  6. #16
    Sage
    DA60's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Where I am now
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:23 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    13,593

    Re: What do you consider false advertising? Is this?

    I highly doubt the salt is a preservative.

    I assume it is there to enhance the taste.


    I NEVER take the word of the packaging. I ALWAYS look at the ingredients/nutritional content label and judge for myself.
    'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
    'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
    "Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."

  7. #17
    Sage
    WCH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    The Lone Star State.
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:17 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    18,188

    Re: What do you consider false advertising? Is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Any company that did that with a chemical to which there are any substantial number of people who are sensitive would be begging to get sued into oblivion. Anyone who had a bad reaction to a chemical in a product that the label clearly denied was present would have a very solid case for such a lawsuit against the manufacturer of that product.

    On that basis, I am going to call solid digestive waste from a male bovine on your claim. I think any company that did engage in the practice which you allege would not be able to remain in business around all the lost lawsuits that would result.
    Unless said company is in China. :\

    Here's an example of chemicals use by many food companies where all they did was change the name. [I happen to be sensitive]

    Hidden Sources of MSG
    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
    Matt. 10:32-33

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •