Friday, January 3, 2014

Original Cheerios Are Now GMO-Free

Original Cheerios Are Now GMO-Free: "Original Cheerios, one of America's favorite breakfast cereals, will now be GMO-free. In a major move, General Mills posted on its website today that original Cheerios are no longer made with genetically modified ingredients."

Considering General Mills has spent millions of dollars to combat labeling GMOs, the move is somewhat unexpected. In 2012, the company paid $1.1 dollars to fight Proposition 37 in California, which called for mandatory labeling of genetically modified food. The company clarified its stance on labeling on its website, however. It is behind a "national solution" for GMO-labeling, but against state-by-state legislation.
Last year was a contentious one for GMOs. A high profile ballot measure to require GMO labeling was rejected in Washington state. Connecticut and Maine made major strides toward labeling laws. And Whole Foods announced it would be phasing out GMO food that wasn't labeled -- and dropping Chobani as a result.

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