'All Natural, Healthy' Breakfast Cereal May Not Be All That Natural

I am an LPN Nurse and recuperating from being very sick, this is how I ate myself back to health. This article continues telling the story of my research into a different kind of nutrition.

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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I am an LPN Nurse and recuperating from being very sick, this is how I ate myself back to health. This article continues telling the story of my research into a different kind of nutrition. 


Nutrition, Health, Breakfast Cereal, GMO, genetically modified food, Natural food

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Samantha Jacobs October 18, 2012 at 01:00 PM
This is not one product. Most of our processed foods are made from GMO's. Even animals are fed GMO corn. I've been reading the research about rats fed GMO's and I think food labels should indicate if GMO's are in the product. Though the research is not the best quality research - the issues brought up by it are humbling. One research article found 3rd generation rats fed GMO's were infertile and growing hair out of their mouths. I hope the vote gets passed in CA and spreads across the nation.
Joan McDaniel October 18, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Hi Samantha, You are right on. I have also followed this horrible research and attempted to clarify further what are GMO's? The study linked to is so devastating it has caused Russia to outlaw all GMO's. What are Genetically Modified Foods (GMO’s)? http://coconutcreamcare.com/2012/09/28/what-are-genetically-modified-foods-gmos. Thank You for your comment. And thank you for your concern for your food. The food concerned are Soy, Corn , Canola, and Cotton by products plus others.


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