Altria Malice

Philip Morris, a major tobacco manufacturer bought out Kraft and General Foods, then renamed themselves Altria. Then they set the salt, sugar and fat level of every product to optimise profit. Even products like spaghetti sauce and bread got the salt/sugar/fat addition. As a side effect, they triggered epidemics of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. They salted foods seven times what people salted from the shaker. They behaved just as you would expect a tobacco company to behave. All that matters is short term profit, even if it kills off customers. It is absurd to expect a corporation to do anything other than maximise profit. If you want it to do anything else you must legislate its behaviour or boycott it.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)