Somehow, this bothersome piece of news slipped under my radar: ConAgra acquires vegeterian foods maker Lightlife Foods.
Lightlife is the makers of veggie favorites Gimmie Lean and Smart Dogs. ConAgra, on the other hand, is the company that recalled 19 million pounds of ground beef after several weeks and almost all of the infected meat had been consumed.
While a few may see this as a giant beef processors “seeing the light,” I see it as a frightening sell out by a company who has provided a quality line of meat substitutes. I can only hope that other small manufacturers of vegetarian products don’t follow Lightlife’s lead.
Oh well… just another company for me to avoid supporting.
(thanks to Nava Atlas for passing this news along…)