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Anti-GMO Consumers Won’t Forgive Cheerios – Cheerios Finally Responds

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December 12th, 2012
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by Heather Callaghan

It’s been over a week since Cheerios had to¬†remove¬†a Pinterest App that actually exposed them for containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), being pro-GMO and for *General Mills’ funding over $1 million to “No on Proposition 37.” Consumers are still slamming Cheerios’¬†Facebook¬†page in their “Recent Posts by Others” section. Actually, thousands of angry comments are now visible on the “face” of their page as well their other sections for comments.

But that’s not all – when Cheerios posted a retro commercial called “Grandma’s Visit” it was immediately slammed and removed from their Facebook videos. Consumers followed the vid to YouTube and commented on Cheerios’¬†YouTube¬†page.¬†More than¬†1200 users left negative comments on the Facebook vid before its removal saying things like ‚ÄúNostalgic old commercials are no substitute for healthy ingredients. I won’t buy Cheerios until they are GMO-free.‚ÄĚ

We know that they got the message – they haven’t posted on their Facebook page in over a week. Cheerios finally responded by patronizing consumers and carving out a special comment section for¬†“robust conversation”. ¬†So, they aren’t backing down from their stance supporting GMO ingredients and their promotion.

New section for angry comments - Wow, Cheerios really understands me!

A short capture of Facebook response to¬†“We’re Listening”

 

YouTube Vid & Top Comments

The heart of the matter surrounds consumer rage over big food companies’ deceptive health marketing, meanwhile, actively funding efforts to stop the labeling of GM foods – the paying consumers’ desire for greater transparency. It’s like someone smiling while flipping you the bird behind the back – or taking your money and watching you poison yourself. Profits over principles – and consumers won’t forgive this time.

Alisa Gravitz, CEO and president of Green America said:

The sheer volume of comments on Cheerios’ Facebook page raising concerns around genetically engineered ingredients is incredibly inspiring.

GMO Inisde is credited with first stoking the comment-bomb. They also posted this vid by cerealfacts.org showing just how much genetically modified sugar is added when choosing Honey Nut Cheerios:

But some commenters still ask whether Cheerios themselves contained GMOs – mega YES.

Regular Cheerios contain modified corn starch and sugar Рmost likely made from GM sugar beets. Other flavors contain corn syrup, corn, corn bran and canola oil Рover 90% chance of GMO contamination there.

Guess what else they contain among other harmful substances? Trisodium phosphate Рa common and strong cleaning agent. Also a stain remover, degreaser and food additive considered by the FDA as GRAS (generally recognized as safe).

This¬†article¬†by natural nutritionist Evita Ochel goes into major health deficits of Cheerios. She was irked by constantly hearing her clients’ wishes to continue eating Cheerios because they believed the commercials and box covers claiming to be heart healthy. She had advised ditching all¬†processed¬†cereals.

She demonstrates why they’re not whole grain, they’re not good for the heart. She shines light on deceptive marketing – whole grain and heart medical councils will gladly take money to “approve” processed cereals and in turn the FDA looks away, but calls natural¬†walnuts a drug.

Comedian Mike Birbiglia is popular for saying,

I think maybe the key to eating healthy is not eating any food that has a TV commercial.

If you ever find yourself burdened with uneaten Cheerios, consider using them for an age-old purpose - potty training.

From the Label It Yourself Facebook page:

*General Mills also owns organic sub-companies: Muir Glen Organic, Cascadian Farm Organic, & LARABAR

Other links:
http://grantjkidney.com/nostalgic-cheerios-commercial-receives-wild-anti-gmo-backlash/
GMO Inside Website

Related:
Cheerios Removes App During Fury of Anti-GMO Backlash
GMO Global Alert – The Truth Has Been Revealed

Read other articles by Heather Callaghan Here

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  • KB

    Has anybody else noticed that the places that aggressively preach and espouse these GMOs, violating the most basic human rights, are places that have English history/assimilation/domination? Did America ever really break free of the English yoke? Or was it just the greatest con in the history of mankind?

    • Stef

      Corporatism is English. And yes, the US broke free but for so short a time. Their freedom ended at the same time as free banking.

  • superdave:-)

    It’s all about the Almighty dollar. General Mills doesn’t give a toss how many people they poison with GMO’s as long as the $$$ keep rolling in. Don’t eat American cereals, they’re all toxic.

  • JJ

    I went into my local publix grocery store and asked the manager: where is the GMO section? Before he could answer, I said, “Oh now I remember – EVERYWHERE!” Should have the seen the look on his face.

  • ManCavePatriot

    A war has been raging against small organic farms and dairies by Corporate Agribusiness and their government “TOOLS” for decades. While they regulate American farms into insolvency, they open our border gates to any country that will ‘dance to their tune’. Let’s see…..control of the food supply, water supply, and means of production sounds soooo familiar, like it came out of a certain manifesto. There’s an eye-opening video called ” Farmageddon” that all Americans should view.

  • SKIP

    Couldn’t a PRIZE race horse, a winning breed of dog or perhaps an odd orchid be called GMO! But of course WE AMERICANS don’t generally eat those sorts of GMOs..Just a thought.

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