Friday, April 27, 2012

I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!

In the last few days, I've seen a lot of news media bashing on Kashi for using GMOs in their products labeled natural. People are absolutely furious and feel misled. TELL me about it! They're throwing away their unfinished Kashi cereal and expressing their disgust all over the Internet.

This overwhelming, negative reaction just goes to show you that most American consumers don't realize that unless the box bears a Certified Organic label, any ingredient derived from sugar beets (anything with "sugar", but not "cane sugar"), corn (xanthan gum, citric acid, HFCS, etc.), soy (soy lecithin), and canola (90% of cereals use canola oil), is most likely genetically modified. I can understand people's anger; I'm pissed off too, especially since our government won't label GMOs and are constantly caving in to Monsanto instead of listening to the literally millions of consumers demanding labeling. I'm just not convinced this anger should be aimed solely at Kashi. Let's channel this anger into action: don't buy any processed food that's not organic or that doesn't have the Non-GMO Verified label, and sign every petition calling the FDA to mandate that GMOs be labeled. We have a voice and can affect change, especially if we let our dollars speak for us.

Kashi's GMO Controversy Rages On
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