I do not understand why so many American businesses are fascinated with lying. I am referring to the ones who try to sell you things. In New York City there a number of restaurants that claim to be vegetarian and some are even vegan. Specifically, Happy Buddha, Buddha Bodai, New Bodai and so on. Their menu has many animal names in it and though some have the prefix veg. before them, a lot of them do not. Like on the New Bodai Vegetarian, you may order:
- 4. Tuna & Veg. Roll
- 15. B.B.Q Chicken Kabab
- 7. Diced Chicken Corn Soup
- 1. Straw Bass
- 3. Sweet & Sour Fish
I could go on but I think this is a good enough sample. I cannot even understand the kind of thinking a vegetarian employs in order to eat a dish that is supposed to taste like an animal. It strikes me as very hypocritical. We have some Hindu vegetarian friend as well as some Vegans in the family and they love to go eat in those kinds of places. I am saddened by that fact and I refuse to go with them when I get invited.
Here’s another example. I just went to the local store to get some red grapefruit juice. My wife told me to get the Florida Natural brand because it was on sale. I looked at the thing and it say 100% grapefruit juice. It also say calcium from a non-grapefruit source added. How exactly does that work? Either there is 0% calcium and they lied about calcium added, or there is less than 100% grapefruit juice to make space for the calcium. One way or another, they are lying!
Here’s one more. For many years, Anheuser-Busch has refused to list their beer ingredients. They apparently relented just recently. Foodbabe.com claims that Michelob Ultra contains GMO Dextrose. Now, I don’t think the FDA requires the GMO label, but the Anheuser-Busch site has no dextrose of any kind listed. I wonder about this one.