My dear friend recently emailed an article to me that made my hair stand up on end. The “health food” cereal brand, Kashi, that many people have grown to love, including myself, has been getting some attention recently. The Cornucopia Institute recently found that Kashi, amongst other “healthy, all natural” breakfast cereals, contains high levels of GMOs (genetically modified organisms). And high levels of GMOs means pesticides.
I find this discovery very troubling for a number of reasons. According to Kashi’s website, they are “passionate about good, all-natural foods.” Um, you can’t be very passionate about your product if you don’t notice that the ingredients used to MAKE your products contain pesticides. And secondly, they tout that they are members of the “Non-GMO project.” How can that be if your products contain GMOs?
Here we are again, with another case of deceptive marketing tactics to dupe us consumers.
Shame on you, Kashi.
Here is the article if you’d like to read the findings.
And just so you know, we’re not the only ones peeved with this situation. If you look here on the company’s website, you can scroll through hundreds of other angry comments from former consumers of Kashi (look at the bottom of the page).
Here’s an excerpt from the article,
“The Cornucopia Institute’s “Cereal Scorecard” (http://www.cornucopia.org/2011/10/natural-vs-organic-cereal/) reveals some truly astonishing facts about what’s in our breakfast cereal:
• Kashi brand cereals (Kellogg’s) contains “high levels” of GMOs. Not just a trace of GMOs, in other words, but a high level meaning the key ingredients are genetically engineered from the get-go. In fact, NaturalNews has learned that test results reveal 100% of the soy used in tested boxes of Kashi cereal was genetically engineered soy.”
-What are your thoughts?
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