Tuesday, December 2, 2008


It began with an ambitious Oberkommando officer. Who was that officer? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Albrecht

What was the OKH whom Albrecht belonged to? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OKH

Part of Whermacht had operations that spread through Europe, South America, and so on. This is what I found.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wehrmacht

Going from mom and pop to the vast ALDI food banks after the war is incredible...

Perhaps it's rise is a post-modern Hanseatic League associated with the Hanseatic Parliament? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanseatic_League

Then after a man that originally started a "tiki" style convenient store that competed with 7-11 chains in Pasadena, CA and decided to sell in the late 70's when his business fell flat against the slurpee. Karl Albreccht scooped up that first location and started a brilliant campaign to take over the mass grocery business on a world scale... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trader_Joe's

It became a bigger business because suddenly they found a target... You and I and everyone we know... http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/137334_traderjoes30.html

Someone found a frog in a bag of Trader Joe's roasted vegetables but, what else is new when we are talking about packaged foods? http://www.complaints.com/2007/november/8/I_found_a_FROG_in_a_package_of_Trader_Joe_s_froze_154108.html

Are private labels Trader Joe's secret sauce? http://www.allbusiness.com/marketing-advertising/channel-marketing/219840-1.html

Something else I just learned was that it took an extremist group like Greenpeace and others to urge Trader Joe's to stop using GMO's as recently as 2001... http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/press-center/releases2/grocery-chain-trader-joe-s-dro

They say that this came from public complaints...Okay, here are a bunch of them and many are very unique and surprising but again, nothing new when you are dealing with mass grocery stores, which I shopped at and worked in until learned all of this stuff... http://www.consumeraffairs.com/supermarkets/trader_joe.html

Trader Joe's will still used Chinese ingredients to make their food despite massive recalls... http://www.greendaily.com/2008/02/12/trader-joes-to-ban-chinese-foods-but-not-ingredients/

In 2005, The United Nations made a policy to ensure the safety in food by printing accurate data on labels or was it for a very deliberate mass grocery chain that was braking these policies that people where complaining about from getting sick on a daily basis? Yet, they turn their heads when the richest man in Germany, Karl Albrecht has invested so much in food industries around the world. Read especially the part on misleading communications... http://unece.org/trade/ctied/wp6/documents/wp6_05/wp6_05_02a2e.pdf

If you read ingredients on a package, they are listed in according to volume. Grocery manufactures and Republican Texans in talks to kill us with corn syrup? http://www.pacificethanol.net/site/_documents/news/Big_business_concocts_link_of_biofuels,_food_costs.pdf

Just last week, this article was in CNN Money where it states that analysts effectively "lowered their packaged food rating from "positive" to "neutral"... http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/apwire/d0d6aa24a43d3e137e7bdf95d9b61869.htm

Why is the Dairy industry afraid of the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) says? I think it may be because it could ensue mass panic regarding diet and that can of worms may also be expensive in court at a later time so, it's better to just go with the status quo and bury your head in cheese, get sick and wonder why you have so many problems... http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/lactoseintolerance/

Here are a few resources that will help figure out what is more important, fresh, local vegetable and fruit or square boxes, plastic packages and jars containing possibly contaminated food that you let other buyers purchase for you ahead of time containing unknown ingredients. I just wanted to warn you and let you know because I care about you and Harold...