GMO controversy heating up as Kashi cereal comes under scrutiny
(NaturalNews) Genetically modified crops were designed to be more resistant to drought and pests, but many scientists say it’s too early to know their side effects. Even as 90 percent of soybeans, corn, and canola in the U.S. are grown with transgenic seeds, 93 percent of consumers want these GMO products labeled. The consumer wants to make a healthy informed decision, demanding transparency, honesty, and respect for human life.
Sadly though, the Kashi brand, part of the Kellogg’s company, has waged war against the consumer’s right to know. Kashi spent nearly $800,000 fighting Proposition 37, the California ballot initiative for GMO labeling. Kashi was part of a $46 million campaign to silence the consumer’s right to know.
Kashi was exposed back in October of 2011 when the Cornucopia Institute tested Kashi’s GoLean cereal and found that it contained 100 percent genetically engineered soy.
Kashi excuse: “Factors such as pollen drift from nearby crops and current practices in agricultural storage, handling, and shipping, has led to an environment in North America where GMOs are not sufficiently segregated.”
So why does Kashi contribute nearly $800,000 to keep consumers from knowing? Don’t they want to be honest with the consumers? If they won’t be honest, then retail stores will be.