E-mail Sent To Keith Schopp At Purina Concerning "Purina Beyond" Marketing Of "Non-GMo" Verification. DON'T BE FOOLED! #PETFOOLED #NETFLIX
Can We Grow Up Here?
It's just a tad confusing why Purina would market one product as "Non-GMO" when this isn't a company wide ethical stance regarding GMOs.
Let's take a guess...their excuse is probably going to be something like "we offer this product for consumer who may want a non GMO product".
It's starting to get easy to predict these "media" type responses.
So if GMO verification is important, why isn't ALL Purina products GMO free? There's A LOT of corn and wheat used in their products and it isn't all GMO free. Why would a consumer choose to feed a GMO free product from a company who isn't fully ethically against GMO products? Instead, they utilize GMO ingredients in the majority of their foods.
This E-Mail Was Sent To Purina
Will Keith At Purina Respond?
You can hear a phone conversation in "Pet Fooled" on Netflix where a Purina representative says "Keith has the information."
The above information was sent to the same Keith. He never responses to the original inquiry about explaining Purina's so called "transparency" in the first film. It was confirmed that he "had" the information and just chose not to respond to the inquiries. That brings their "transparency" into major question. Companies like this aren't known to talk in depth about topics like this. They can market them, sure. Talk about them...that's a whole other can of worms.
The question has been asked. They're more than welcome to prove the skeptics wrong. That's highly unlikely though.
This is a company that claims to care about the health of your animal. Purina also claims they have SCIENCE behind their research but science clearly states that dogs do not have a carbohydrate requirement or starch requirement per se, but carbs do provide a form of glucose...as glucose can come from other sources other than carbs. Carbohydrates aren't even recognized as AAFCO as an essential nutrient. Why is a company like Purina using SO MANY CARBOHYDRATES in their foods? 44.5% carbohydrates is almost HALF of the food in the form of carbohydrates!
I hate to ask this, but is Beneful a product for a specific income level and the carbohydrate content doesn't matter? Does the carbohydrate content allow Purina to make, distribute, and then allow the store to sell the food for a specific price point that's STILL affordable for certain incomes after it's marked up by manufacturer, distributor, and retail?
Is it that the people buying this product don't know any better? Do they think they're buying a product that's fit for a carnivore?
I don't know of any research that states an appropriate amount of carbohydrates for dogs is 44.50%, almost 50% of the foods. There's no double blind placebo controlled study that states this is a healthier diet over a native diet. Carbohydrates of this level do not amount to what many define as a dog's native diet.
Please ask your pet food company questions about carbohydrates. Look deeper, do more research, and keep asking questions.