The changeâ€”which only affects original Cheerios, not other varieties like Honey Nut Cheeriosâ€”has been in the works since about a year ago, when General Mills began working to change manufacturing for Cheerios to eliminate ingredients containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
Critics of GMO use in foods called attention to the Cheerios move Thursday, hailing it as a major victory. Advocacy groups have raised concerns about possible health problems from eating foods with GMOs, which are crops like corn grown from seeds genetically engineered for desirable traits like pest resistance. The groups have promoted consumer campaigns in some states to mandate labeling of GMOs in food, and targeted specific brandsâ€”including Cheeriosâ€”and to change their policies....
Jim Lincoln wrote: John UK, apparently people like their GMOs
Sure they do, and when the mods include square tomatoes and straight bananas, they'll be filled with joy. That is, until they get sick, or develop a personality disorder, or find that they can't have children.
It is of course a great shame, but GMO's will take over the entire food supply in due course, along with a huge increase in poor health. This in turn will contribute to an increase in crime and deaths, and an even greater disbelief in God. If we call folks ungodly today, it is nothing compared to what they will become when their lives are wrecked.
Well, first, I'm going to mention something about GMO products again. I found this amusing article in Politico, Democrats Have a Problem With Science, Too. I will say, if this woman author implies Creationism in public schools is not good, I will somewhat agree with her, unless the milieu that the school is Christian, then I would be more flexible However, no matter what sort of culture that a school is in in the USA, and they don't allow the mention of Intelligent Design, then I'm hostile to that it is more science then Evolution, The Scientific Case Against Evolution .
Jim Lincoln wrote: You mean keep New Yorker Tea Party types out. Yes, when they come in, there goes the state!
First, consider what you want to talk about. Then talk.
btw, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders who also claims to be an independent, is a self-declared socialist, and is proud of it. The tea party types don't have much say in the formerly independent-minded Vermont.
story hit the internet media and within a few days announcement was made by company they would take it out (of course the european market didn't have it in, common story). amazing letting the plebs have a say as to what goes into their bodies!
My, Penny, those Eastern Liberals have beat the conservative natural food types to the punch! Vermont to Enact GMO Food-Labeling Law. Ah, just like articles from liberal sites I post from, I'll warn you the articles to the sides, top, or bottom--are a mixed a bag.
Mike wrote: We'll likely see "non-GMO" on a bunch of stuff that has no GMO content anyway. Whatever the latest interest becomes another meaningless ad, i.e. "New Low Price" (which I see at the grocery, and means the increase in price is the new low price)
Yes, it takes concentration to stay ahead of the marketing shell game. It's applied psychology. When I was young, Authority Figures decided that sugar was the dietary Big Bad, which is why Kellogg's since then took "Sugar" out of "Sugar-Frosted Flakes" & other brands. The sucrose, of course, is still there. I like 'em, though milk & the box are the only parts that are really nutritious, I suspect.
BTW, I see package size going down lately, e.g. 1Â˝ pint ice cream instead of Â˝ gal. I attribute this to QE inflation; consumers apparently would rather not pay more for a larger size. Always compare unit price.
Neil wrote: As the article says, it's not oats that have changed â€” they've ALWAYS been non-GMO â€” but the sugars. Since health-food zealots already condemn sugar, I hardly see reason to rejoice here. ---
We'll likely see "non-GMO" on a bunch of stuff that has no GMO content anyway. Whatever the latest interest becomes another meaningless ad, i.e. "New Low Price" (which I see at the grocery, and means the increase in price is the new low price) We also see "12=36" on bathroom tissue. Hilarious. "Whole Grain!" displayed on cereal that has always been whole grain is another. The list goes on.
As the article says, it's not oats that have changed â€” they've ALWAYS been non-GMO â€” but the sugars. Since health-food zealots already condemn sugar, I hardly see reason to rejoice here.
Remember that breakfast cereals were originally a Victorian health-food scam invented by W.K. Kellogg, a Seventh-Day Adventist. Likewise, Sylvester Graham was a Presby crank who tried to cure "carnal lust" with bland food, like his namesake crackers. He taught that milk & red meat make one a sex addict; I bet he got this from the Humoural Theory (q.v.), certainly not the Bible.
Lord save us from these idolatrous fanatics who think the Kingdom of Heaven is food & drink, & flame you if you don't eat as they do.