Ever since I was about five years old, I've made no secret of the fact that pizza is my favourite food. I pretty much like any kind of pizza except hawaiian (pineapple + pizza = all kinds of wrong).
This is pizza that has crust, spinach, cheese and sauce. WHY does it need these chemicals? These ingredients are delicious on their own, and there is absolutely no defence for using these chemicals.
Conversely, though I don't love their pizzas, I do love a new initiative by McCain. Aside from the fact that their vegetarian pizza selection seems to start and end with cheese (seriously lame, guys!!!!), they have eliminated scary chemicals from their frozen pizzas. And they've eliminated nitrates from the pepperoni and sausage that adorn these pizzas. And I love them for that. And if I hadn't sworn off of factory farmed meat, I would fill my freezers with their products to let them know how much I love this movement. (Seriously guys, would it kill you to make a fab veggie pizza????)
As much as I rant about chemicals in processed food, and how easy it is to make your own chemical-free food....the reality is that not everyone has lots of time. Believe me, I REALLY understand this (work full time, commute three hours a day, have small child, devoted hubs, part-time business and try to actually do social stuff once in a while). I'm no paragon of perfection upon which you should model yourselves.
The essence is I think all of these companies that are pushing their chemical-laden crap on us should do like McCain, take a solid look at their ingredient lists and question....WHY am I putting this in food? Is there a NEED for this to be in there? Can I make this food without chemicals?
McCain sure thinks you can.
Dr. Oetker, I'm looking straight at you.