Supermarket Secrets

supermarket_secretWhat is the real price you pay for convenience foods (and I don’t refer to monetary value)?  Is what you see on the shelves really as good as it appears to be and is the price really as good as it seems?

And do you believe that reading the labels is enough?

Investigative journalist Jane Moore exposes the convenience food industry through undercover filming and scientific analysis.  There are seven videos covering probably every type of convenience food you may normally have on your shopping list.

The series was filmed in Great Britan but you can be certain that the information you will learn there is the norm for most of the western world.

How and what we eat has radically changed over the past few decades with the all-consuming rise of the supermarket. But what price are we paying for the homogenised, cheap and convenient food that supermarkets specialise in? In a two-part programme, journalist Jane Moore investigates how supermarkets have affected the food on our plates and reveals the tell-tale signs that the food we buy may not have been grown in the way we think.

Watch part one and have a look at the right hand side of the video where you will find links to the other 6.  Then have another think about what you are REALLY feeding yourself and your loved ones.

I am so grateful that even with my mother working 60 hours a week, we never ate ‘convenience food’.  We always had fresh food.  I think the only ‘junk’ food I remember was the breakfast cereal that I sometimes ate.   Anything like the occasional coke or icecream was a treat enjoyed away from home and never a staple.

Convenience foods may seem to save time or even money, but it comes at a greater cost than most people consider.  What is it costing your health…let alone the environmental questions?

2 comments… add one
  • Chong 02/06/2013, 10:30

    Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not
    sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

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    • admin 24/06/2013, 23:38

      Thanks very much Chong, I shall look into it. I appreciate the notice!

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