19 June 2006

If you ever needed proof...

...that the diet industry only succeeds by failure:

Nestle purchases weight loss product maker Jenny Craig for $600 million

This is, apparently, part of Nestle's "continuing commitment to nutrition, health and wellness."

Yes, the company that brought us the Quik (sorry, NesQuik) Bunny (along with all those other helpful boxes, bottles and trays of processed foods and drinks) sees this as the perfect opportunity to combat obesity by selling even more helpful boxes, bottles and trays of processed foods.

I just hope the bunny survives.

sigh
jasmine

5 comments:

Sara said...

i heard about that on the news tonight. isn't that the strangest thing?

Sara said...

i heard about that on the news tonight. isn't that the strangest thing?

Nerissa said...

I join you in your sigh. Sometimes I just don't understand this world.

Ivonne said...

Well put, Jasmine!

I recently watched a CBC documentary about the "diet industry" and a health expert made the point that this is the only industry that thrives on failure.

Jasmine said...

Hello all

It's really not so strange...

I know of some consultants who operate that way as well.

Clients may not be aware that some of the "new problems that hit them out of the blue" were actually helped along by a consultant who either didn't know what he/she was doing or thought they could slide into a longer/more lucrative contract.

But of course, an outside consultant generally has the aura of knowing what they are doing and more of an expert than in-house staff...Just as a company with lots of scientists and accountants is more of a food expert than a home cook.

Just a thought.

j