Jezebel is reporting that Yoplait is pulling some ads after complaints have been rolling in that the women in the ads echo the inner monologues of people with eating disorders.
I don’t want to get into that (except to say I really wish the whole planet could get past the concept of “I ‘deserve’ to eat this or that”–we don’t really ‘deserve’ anything, food-wise, except maybe food that isn’t smeared with fecal matter) but I do want to say it’s about time Yoplait is being brought to the floor for another reason: their commercials give the impression that dessert flavored yogurt is as good as dessert, and that is simply not true. Keep reading »
Yesterday, we told you that sending in your Yoplait yogurt lids was an easy way to contribute to the fight against breast cancer — at the very least, those pink lids make you think about the disease every day when you eat your breakfast. However, we just want to make it clear that we don’t want you to start downing yogurt like it’s you’re job. Some organizations are against Yoplait’s Save Lids to Save Lives campaign, saying that the company uses milk from cows treated with an artificial growth hormone, which increases their milk production. Breast cancer is a health concern associated with the hormone’s use, but right now there is no clearcut evidence. We think you can decide for yourselves if you want to eat Yoplait, but if you are going to do so, you might as well send in your lids. Keep reading »