Cheerios Gets Rid of Scary GMOs

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cheeriosBy Greg B.

Cheerios, which is owned by General Mills, said in a blog that it has decided to stop using GMO’s in the cereal, effective immediately. The decision per General Mills was not one made from a health concern stand point. This change affects original Cheerios, not other varieties like Honey Nut Cheerios, according to General Mills.

For years activists have championed the cause saying crops containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are likely not safe for people and animals who consume them. Moreover, the argument moves towards environmental sustainability and GMOs containing chemical and other things unknown to the public.

The seeds, which are known as biotech seeds, have been widely used for years and companies like Monsanto and Dupont have made billions of dollars manufacturing and selling these seeds.

“It’s not about safety. Biotech seeds, also known as genetically modified seeds, have been approved by global food safety agencies and widely used by farmers in global food crops for almost 20 years,” Tom Forsythe, vice president of Global Communications for General Mills, said in the blog post. “, And it was never about pressure. In fact, this change is not much of a change at all.”

“It’s not about safety. Biotech seeds, also known as genetically modified seeds, have been approved by global food safety agencies and widely used by farmers in global food crops for almost 20 years,” Tom Forsythe, vice president of Global Communications for General Mills, said in the blog post. “, And it was never about pressure. In fact, this change is not much of a change at all.”

General Mills states that the decision was made in hopes of consumers embracing the change, and the fact that General Mills was proactive with the change, shows interest in the matter.

GMOs or Genectically Modified Organisms are an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Organisms that have been genetically modified include micro-organisms such as bacteria and yeast, insects, plants, fish, and mammals.

Source Chicago Tribune

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Greg B., is a financial professional and native Ohioan who is the writer here. I am an avid reader, coffee connoisseur and dog lover. Follow me on Twitter @love2edify.

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