This week in the news, it was revealed to the general public that Kashi brand cereal, one of the more reputable brands on the market, contains genetically modified soy products in some of its cereals.
For those of you who haven’t yet heard of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), they are organisms that have had specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetically engineering techniques. Genetically modified foods are derived from these organisms. Big companies have been modifying foods to both increase the yield in crops and create super foods more resilient to pests. They are also being used to make growing plants resilient to high levels of pesticides, such as Round UP (a powerful toxin). Many years of research has in recent years revealed their significantly detrimental effect on public health.
Today, 60-70% of our food supply is genetically modified. GMOs are currently unlabeled in food products. Further shocking, the number one foods containing GMO ingredients: children’s foods. Processed snacks, cereals, sweets, gum, breads, baked goods, meats, dairy eggs, juices, and much more. That “more” now includes Kashi brand “100% Natural” cereal.
What can you do? In this case, there’s only ONE way to ensure you’re not buying foods containing GMOs, and that’s to buy products that are USDA certified 100% organic. Look for the label. If you are a Kashi fan and can tolerate wheat, try the Autumn shredded wheat cereal, certified 100% organic.
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