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Kellogg’s CEO stirs controversy by suggesting poor families have ‘cereal for dinner’


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The online world is currently buzzing with the controversial statement made by Kellogg’s CEO, Gary Pilnick, suggesting that families under financial strain should consider having 'cereal for dinner’. This comment, made during a live interview on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, has sparked a wave of reactions, leading to the topic trending on various social media platforms.

 

Pilnick’s remarks came in the context of a discussion about the high cost of groceries. He argued that cereal is an affordable option for families, especially during these times of economic pressure. However, his comments have been met with widespread criticism, with many comparing his statement to the infamous “let them eat cake” phrase attributed to Marie Antoinette.

 

Critics argue that Pilnick, a multimillionaire, is out of touch with the realities faced by struggling families. Some have pointed out that the cost of a family-size box of cereal and milk is comparable to a frozen lasagne meant to feed the same number of people. Others have raised concerns about the nutritional value of cereal, given the high sugar content in some brands.

 

In conclusion, the trending topic of ‘cereal for dinner’ has opened up a broader conversation about the affordability of food, the impact of inflation, and the disconnect between corporate executives and the everyday struggles of families.

 

What are your thoughts on this issue? Do you think cereal is a viable dinner option for families under financial strain? Share your views in the comments below.

 

 

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Top image: Kellogg Company / PR Newswire

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