Samples of store-brand aloe gel purchased at national retailers Wal-Mart, Target and CVS showed no indication of the plant in various lab tests. The products all listed aloe barbadensis leaf juice — another name for aloe vera — as either the No. 1 ingredient or No. 2 after water.
ConsumerLab said it tested a dozen aloe products, including pills and juices, and just half the items appeared to meet the claims on their labels.
I suppose nanny-staters would expect the government to protect people from false claims by businesses. Obviously that isn’t a good idea. If people want to be sure products they buy contain Aloe Vera they can just test their purchases themselves. They shouldn’t expect the government to spend resources protecting them.
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