Hi I’m Vani from FoodBabe.com –
I have to confess, my husband loves beer. So I had to figure out the truth. There is a long list of ingredients allowed in beer – like high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, stabilizers that are linked to intestinal inflammation, artificial colors, ingredients found in airplane deicing liquid, genetically modified ingredients, even fish swim bladders.
But, why are the ingredients not listed on the label? What’s really in beer? Which brands can we trust to avoid these additives?
It was hard to figure out this information because the Treasury Department regulates beer – not the FDA – so beer manufacturers like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors don’t have to put the ingredients on the label – or on their website or tell us what’s in the beer we are drinking and buying.
We know more about what’s in a bottle of Windex and Coca Cola than we do about one of the world’s most popular drinks – BEER!
This is a real problem in the beer industry that I feel needs to be corrected. And that’s why I’m petitioning the 2 largest beer manufacturers in America – Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors – to post their ingredients online for all consumers to see.
When I called and emailed these companies, they gave me the runaround about their ingredients – providing basic information but not the full story. I think this petition will allow one of these two companies to be the leader (or both) to really make a difference.
Posting ingredients online won’t require any confusing, time-consuming government involvement. And posting the full list of ingredients won’t cost them any money, either. In fact, it’s probably a good thing since it will attract even more people to their websites and show consumers that they care about the quality of their products.
I’m not asking them to change their labels, or their formula. The secret recipe can remain secret while still disclosing the ingredients – just like Coca Cola has done for years – this won’t hurt their business – only help it by being honest with consumers who expect more of companies as large and prominent as Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors.
This is an easy change… Please sign the petition at http://foodbabe.com/beer/ to make sure this mystery ends.
We have the right to know what’s in our beer!
Dear Luiz Fernando Edmond, President of Anheuser-Busch and Tim Long, CEO of MillerCoors,
Millions of people consume your beverages not knowing what’s actually in them. We know more about the ingredients in Windex and Coca Cola than we do about your beers. It’s time for this lack of transparency to end.
Please provide a full list of ingredients for all your beer product lines on your website. As you know, the Treasury Department allows a laundry list of additives, stabilizers, and flavor enhancers in beer. Many of these ingredients are allergens or could be harmful.
Consumers have the right to know what they are drinking.
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