(August 4, 2013) In light of dangers surrounding GMOs, companies are steering clear of the controversial ingredients, or are at least labeling them.
Some countries are even banning some GMOs. But they don't all feel this way. In fact, some of the most popular cereals like Corn Flakes or Froot Loops contain a heaping dose of GMO sugar beets (among other things).
Cereal giant Kellogg’s is using Monsanto’s genetically engineered sugar beets to sweeten your morning meal, and at this rate about 90% of the food industry will follow suit, unless we as a collective stop buying products which are full of GMOs.
Sugar beets have been grown in the US since 2008, but Kellogg's makes the same cereals and ships them to Europe without genetically modified sugar beets, since several countries in the EU will not tolerate their cultivation.
Kellogg's own website states, "For more than 100 years, we've worked passionately to help families be their best." Somehow "being your best" while full of GMO sugar seems to be an oxymoron, and some people clearly don't agree since there was a recent sabotage of two fields of GMO sugar beets growing in Oregon's Jackson County just this past month.