With so many fake foods in our supermarkets (and restaurants) it is hard to know what we are eating anymore–Parmesan cheese made from wood pulp, extra-virgin olive oil that isn’t and fish being labeled and sold that is completely fake and we the consumers are paying the price. Did you know that if you order red snapper in a restaurant, you have a 6% chance of getting it? If you order white tuna at a sushi restaurant, you are not getting white tuna because there is no such thing as white tuna!
Food Integrity Now spoke with Larry Olmsted, journalist, food and travel writer and author of Real Food Fake Food. In his book, he uncovers many of the fake foods that we routinely eat that are fraudulently labeled that may be putting your health at risk. He explained how the fish and seafood industry mislabel many fish, including red snapper, grouper, sushi, salmon and more. And…it is not just fish that is fake, it is Parmesan cheese, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, beef, wine and more. (Listen here)
“There are only 10 restaurants in the United States that serve real Kobe beef, all the rest is fake.”
Do you eat wild atlantic salmon? If you do, you will want to hear what Olmsted has to say about it. He not only shares information about these fake foods, but offer solutions and tips on how to buy fish, beef, olive oil, Parmesan, balsamic vinegar and educates us as how to make better choices for our health and our wallets.
This show is a must listen to if you want to be informed about what you are eating, learn how to avoid these fake foods, and how to make wise purchasing choices in the future.
Warning–this show may make you angry but being informed is empowering. Listen to this very informative interview by clicking on the link on the bottom of this page.