Kellogg's Cereals: Double Dose of GMO Pesticides & Antibiotics
by Christina Sarich
There is a good reason that Kellogg's spent over $1,012,552 on media propaganda in California & Washington to defeat voter ballot initiatives that would have required the labeling of GMO foods, and now are contributing again to the defeat of labeling initiatives in Oregon (contributing $250,000).
A consumer recently sent a box of Froot Loops to a lab for genetic testing and found that the corn and soy used in the cereal are 100% RoundUp Ready GMO. So is the sugar. Never mind the other toxic ingredients in the cereal. This means that in one box of Kellogg's cereal (and likely all their cereals contain similar GMO products), you are dining on a double dose of glyphosate and Bt toxins glyphosate being patented as an antibiotic by Monsanto in 2011.
Kellogg's has been making cereal since 1898, but I seriously doubt its founders ever thought it would be poisoning the world at breakfast every morning. Not only is the corn in Froot Loops sprayed with RoundUp, but it is a pesticide in its own right, registered with and regulated by the EPA. But it isn't just Froot Loops that is of concern, for all of you who avoid sugar-laden cereals. The 'healthful' Kellogg's brands are full of the stuff, too.
Kellogg's claims that, even though they don't use genetically engineered ingredients in Europe, in the U.S., consumer concerns about the usage of biotech ingredients in food production are low. Kashi, Bare Naked, Morningstar Farms, and Gardenburger, all brands you probably have been relying on as healthful foods to feed your family are also contaminated.
Kellogg's has promised to change the labeling on their Kashi brands but they also promised that their products had hardly any GMOs in them in the first place! Read: Kelloggâ's Foods are Full of GMO Sugar Beets Join the Boycott!
Kellogg's is feeding children pesticides & antibiotics, without their parents' knowledge or consent. Are you going to tolerate that?
You can bet that the 'vigorous testing' of their products is a lie, too. They told us that all these brands were verified as non-GMO.
- GOLEAN Crunch!Â®
- GOLEAN Crunch!Â® Honey Almond Flax
- GOLEAN Crisp!Â® Cinnamon Crumble
- GOLEAN Crisp!Â® Toasted Berry Crumble
- Autumn WheatÂ®
- Cinnamon HarvestÂ®
- Island VanillaÂ®
- Strawberry FieldsÂ®
- Raisin VineyardÂ®
- Simply MaizeÂ®
- Indigo Morningâ„¢
- Berry Fruitful
- 7 Whole Grain Flakes
- 7 Whole Grain Puffs
- 7 Whole Grain Pilaf
The truth? Kashi lied. Cornucopia Institute tested Kashi's GoLean cereal and found it to contain 100% genetically engineered soy. The company's response? Just get used to GMO contamination!
In response to the question, Do you use GMO ingredients? Kashi said, factors such as pollen drift from nearby crops and current practices in agricultural storage, handling, and shipping, has led to an environment in North America where GMOs are not sufficiently segregated. As a result, some of our foods include ingredients made from genetically engineered crops.
You can boycott them, petition them, or call them at 1 (800) 962-1413, but I suggest you make it very clear that you won't be eating their poison products any longer. Enough is enough!
[Note: See also another recent article copied at the end, from Consumer Reports (subscription): â€œWhere GMOs hide in your food; New Consumer Reports tests find genetically modified organisms in many packaged foods including those labeled 'natural', at: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2014/10/where-gmos-hide-in-your-food/index.htm?EXTKEY=NH4AS00H. The article first appeared here. -- DNI]