940 users online (139 members and 801 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    278

    Cereal Lawsuit

    Wasn't really sure where to put this thread, but it sounds bizzare to me, so here goes.......

    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/news/032...20Lawsuit.html

    I just caught an interview with the mom, and she was asked why she couldn't just read the back of the box to determine the nutritional value of the cereal. Her response went something like this:
    "You have to be pretty well educated to understand what all the ingredients are"

    Um, hello...my 3 year old can tell you that cereal companies put cartoons on the box to make kids want to buy cereal that isn't really good for them.

    I know the educational system is bad in many places, but what in the world prevents someone from getting enough education to understand how to read nutritional information on the back of cereal boxes????? Since when is it that someone has to hold your little hand and spoon feed you the information you need to make informed consumer decisions?

    Gees, I wonder what's next

    He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. - Albert Einstein

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    In heels
    Posts
    27,889
    another frivilous lawsuit ~ at least she didn't find a human finger in the box

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    3,648
    Ppl'll do anything for a buck.