January 22, 2009

Traditionalist or Troublemaker?

Well, well, well... LBoN's own most frequent commenter, Farmer Troy, is causing a ruckus at one of the region's most well-known companies, Heinz. And, perhaps not surprisingly, it's all about a pickle!

A group of Heinz fans wants to squash the H.J. Heinz Co.'s plans to take the pickle image off its ketchup labels for the first time in more than a century. ...

Troy Bogdan, a Bridgeville resident in the winter and a northwestern Pennsylvania organic garlic farmer in the summer, was sort of joking when he asked his Facebook-linked friends over the weekend if they should campaign against the move.

With a little encouragement, he went for it. "Personally, I'm kind of a traditionalist, and I like history," said Mr. Bogdan.

Sure, he claims to be a traditionalist. But I just don't know if you can trust these organic farmers. I mean, they eschew chemicals on their farms. What kind of attitude is that?! Rabble rousers, i say.

1 comment:

Farmer Troy said...

Ha Ha . . . 99% Organic, 1% Trouble!!

Actually, I do support Heinz by purchasing their Organic Ketchup. It may be made in Canada, but at least it doesn't have HFCS in it.

As a matter of fact, since Heinz is all about informing the consumer these days . . . why don't they add a little ear of corn on their label too, right next to the tomato . . . wouldn't that be truth in advertising?