General Mills Original Cheerios Go Non-GMO: Total Victory or Total BS?

Has the food giant General Mills honestly stopped sourcing bioengineered corn starch and sugar cane for its original Cheerios?

General Mills announced last Thursday that it will no longer use genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) in its original Cheerios and says the cereal will taste the same.  They have also falsely claimed that GM ingredients are “safe”…Yea, because this has CLEARLY been proven (please sense the sarcasm in my voice).  It has also been denied over and over again that outside pressure (from consumers) motivated the change.

Another statement made on the Cheerios website states that there are no GM ingredients in original Cheerios:  “Our principal ingredient has always been whole grain oats – and there are no GMO oats. We use a small amount of corn starch in cooking, and just one gram of sugar per serving for taste.  But our corn starch comes from non-GMO corn, and we use only non-GMO pure cane sugar.”

Is General Mills feeding lies to the public about their cereal being non-GMO?  If it was “non-GMO” in the first place then why all the uproar and fuss over Cheerios introducing a new non-GMO cereal?

Actually, the GMOs in Cheerios come from the corn starch and sugar cane which is what the food giant is trying to change.  Company officials believe the new formulation would be popular.

“We believe consumers will embrace it,” General Mills spokesman Mike Siemienas said.

I’m not buying it.  Nope.

General Mills has had a long history of deception when it comes to how cereals are named or labeled. For example, the company made a cereal called “TOTAL Blueberry Pomegranate” which contained neither blueberries nor pomegranates.  They are also the same company that makes Lucky Charms and other junk food cereals loaded with refined sugars (from GMO sources), artificial colors and a huge mess of refined and processed ingredients.  All of this is covered up with evil genius marketing that highlights the “nutritional value” of a “healthy” breakfast.

Let’s face it: we can’t trust that General Mills will make their Original Cheerios 100% clean of any GMO traces (well, I can’t at least).  Monsanto, which is the biggest GMO supporter, owns General Mills.  So how can we trust a company that is ran by the biggest GMO giant?

Hence, I see this all this information put out by General Mills with their non-GMO nonsense as BS.

What do you think?

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One Response to General Mills Original Cheerios Go Non-GMO: Total Victory or Total BS?

  1. How is changing the source of sugar and starch going to make any impact on the healthiness of the product? Sugar as used in the food industry is a refined product and as such generally contains no proteins. Sugar from a a GMO source and non-GMO source are molecularly identical. The same is true for corn starch.

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