Kashi Cereal Stirs Anger - Exposed by Small Rhode Island Grocer
By Joan McDaniel August, 19 2012
In trying to control my sugar intake and reduce the number of carbohydrates I eat, but I still like my breakfast cereal. I like it enough not to give it up completely but it took a real battle to find something SAFE TO EAT.
A few months ago a simple sign from a simple grocery store in Rhode Island caused the Cereal Giant a lot of headache. According to news reports from Dr. Mercola and others the sign went viral, and caused a storm of outrage among consumers who feel misled by the cereal maker. The sign called the cereal a GMO.
Kellogg's claims about its Kashi cereals. A Rhode Island grocer posted a note on the shelf where Kashi was supposed to be, saying he'd learned it wasn't 100 percent natural after all, and therefore wasn't carrying it anymore.
It turns out the soy in Kashi cereals comes from genetically modified Organism (GMO) Roundup-ready soybeans, which have a gene inserted in them that allows the crop to withstand otherwise lethal doses of the weed killer.
USA Today reported that consumers felt duped into believing that Kashi was all-natural when it's not. Their complaints were initially brushed off by Kashi general Manager David DeSouza, who told USA Today that since the FDA doesn't regulate the term "natural," the cereal maker has done nothing wrong by defining "natural" as minimally-processed with no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or sweeteners.
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