You Manufacture and market a range of unhealthy ultra-processed products in the factory. It’s not food in its whole state, unearthed from the soil, raised on pasture, grown in the garden or fished from the sea.
So is it ethical when the cereal varieties of said ultra-processed product, that you heavily promote to children, are *particularly* unhealthy, laden with sugar and/or salt. For example:
· Frosties 41.3% sugar
· Froot Loops 38% sugar
· Coco Pops 36.5% sugar
And given that children’s understanding of advertising is limited
· Up to four years – advertisements seen as entertainment
· Aged six to seven years – believe advertisements provide information
· Aged seven to eight years – cannot distinguish between information and intent to persuade
· Aged ten to twelve years – can understand motives and aims of advertising, but most unable to explain sales techniques
Is it ethical? - FlavourCrusader, Australia
Wow, that is a question and a half Flavour Crusader. Our current stance on marketing to children is pretty clear; none of our products are directly marketed to children under the age of 14. All of our advertising across TV, print or online or our marketing promotions are aimed at Mums and Dads; as the main decision maker of what goes on the kitchen table in their households.