Weekly Response:

On January 17, 2013 Marion Nestle posted on his blog “Food Politics.” I was very interested in the article, “The FTC says no to POM Wonderful’s health claims.” I was interested because for years there has always been a large bottle of POM juice sitting right in the center of my fridge at home. All this time I’ve listened to my family and friends swear by POM juice. Some have even been naïve enough to say that it alone is the key to a long and healthy life. POM juice has claimed in the past that it can help with heart disease, prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, and other issues concerning health. However, all juices have antioxidants in them that can make a person healthier. I’m sure there are a lot of American’s very disappointed by the fact that this juice doesn’t offer anything more than other regular fruit juices. The difference is that not all juices claim that they can essentially cheat death. I’m glad people are starting to realize that it’s just another company attempting to make more money by taking advantage of people aiming to be healthier. It’s not fair to those trying to live a healthy lifestyle are being deceived by large companies. However, people should also not be so quick to grab the first thing off the shelf that their grocery store that they believe will help them live longer.

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