By now you likely know full well that not all brands are what they purport to be – in fact, most companies just want your money and otherwise stand for nothing at all.
But did you know your favorite juice brand may not be such a health food after all?
If you’re a fan of either Naked or Odwalla juices, you’re in for a rude surprise, as they’re owned by Pepsi and Coke, respectively.
Odwalla has hardly been the same company since they were acquired by Coca-Cola in 2001; long gone are the days of raw food juices.
Naked Juice was sued for knowingly using GMOs – though they advertised as “all natural.”
Neither company use organic produce; both companies pasteurize their juices, so many nutrients no longer have much nutritional value by the time they make it to the shelf.
Both brands, however, label their products as “all natural.” What that means – given that they contain GMOs, artificial ingredients, and non-organic produce – is pretty unclear, but it sure sounds good!
Of course, those aren’t the only health brands in the corporate holdings.
Check out these other sell-outs:
Tostito’s Organic (Pepsi)
Tropicana Organic (Pepsi)
Honest Tea (Coca Cola)
Be smart when you shop – what you buy is what you support, whether you mean to or not.
And as always, the only way to no for sure is to buy local – from farmers you trust.