Cheerios probably used to be a "healthy" alternative back in the 80s. While GMOs have been around since the late 70s, they were not as widely used as fillers and cheap sugars until the 90s. So the "sugar" in cheerios probably used to be REAL sugar.
Do you even know about GMOs? I meet people every weekend that truly have NO IDEA. I own an Heirloom seed company, Mary's Heirloom Seeds. In 2013 I opened up a booth at the local farmer's market and I am AMAZED at the lack of understanding about where our food comes from.
Check out my links for GMO Education for more information.
As for Cherrios removing GMOs...It is my opinion that this is a blantant marketing ploy to lure consumers into a false sense of security. Maybe the consumer has heard about GMOs and knows they're bad and now thinks, "Good for Cherios!" WRONG!
OR, Maybe Cheerios is junping on the GMO-Free Bandwagon and hopes to lure you back (since they've probably lost billions of dollars). Bottom line (literally) is General Mills still offers Hundreds of other chemical-laden, GMO-filled junk food.
Let's start with Cheerios: TRIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE
ALERT: Medical Conditions
- HEART CONDITION
FunctionTripotassium phosphate is also known as tribasic potassium phosphate. It is a colorless or white, odorless, hygroscopic crystal or granule that is a water-soluble ionic salt. In its hydrated form it is a monohydrate and trihydrate. Tripotassium phosphate is used as a food additive for emulsifying, foaming and whipping other ingredients. It can be combined with fatty acids for use as a potential antimicrobial agent in poultry processing. Tripotassium phosphate is found in cooked and cured meats, milk and cream products and drinking chocolate.
Other Use and IndustriesTripotassium phosphate is used as a fertilizer It is also found in liquid soap and refined gasoline products. Tripotassium phosphate is used in the pharmaceutical and papermaking industries.
We won't be jumping on the "Cheerios Bandwagon" in our house. There are many REAL food alternatives to the chemical junk produced from General Mills. Look for safe and healthy alternatives. Look for the Non-GMO Project certification.
What's your opinion?