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A Frito-Lay spokeswoman, quoted in the Washington Post:
For Frito-Lay, a focus on real ingredients is a new way to help consumers overcome their guilt about eating snack chips. Last year, the company redesigned the back panels of bags of Lay’s potato chips, Tostitos tortilla chips and Fritos.
The Lay’s bag shows a pile of fresh potatoes. On Tostitos’ bag, an ear of corn has the husk pulled back to show it filled with corn chips. “It’s anecdotal, but we’ve had people tell us that they didn’t know there were potatoes in potato chips,” Gonzalez said. “What it is trying to reinforce is our agricultural base. People forget corn chips come from corn.”
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Percentage increase in the annual number of polio cases in Pakistan since 2005:
A bowl of 4,000-year-old noodles was found in northwestern China; and a spokesman for the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that “this is the earliest empirical evidence of noodles ever found.”
A federal judge sentenced the journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison for sharing a link to information stolen from the private-intelligence firm Stratfor by a hacker in 2011. “Good news!” Brown said in a statement. “They’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.”
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