posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 09:29 AM
"Green America Corporate Responsibility Director Todd Larsen stated: “Removing GMOs from original Cheerios is an important victory in getting GMOs
out of our food supply and an important first step for General Mills. Original Cheerios in its famous yellow box will now be non-GMO and this victory
sends a message to all food companies that consumers are increasingly looking for non-GMO products and companies need to meet that demand.”
This is really amazing news and although it is just one step it is a big one!
"One year ago, in November 2012, GMO Inside starting calling on consumers to put pressure on General Mills to make Cheerios without GMOs due to
concerns over the health and environmental impacts of GMOs. Cheerios are a top selling cereal in the U.S. and often one of the first solid foods fed
to children. As soon as the campaign launched, tens of thousands of consumers started flooding Cheerios’ Facebook page with concerned comments
regarding GMOs in Cheerios (gmoinside.org...
), and used an app put out by Cheerios to spell out anti-GMO
messages in the Cheerios font (gmoinside.org...
). In October 2013, GMO Inside issued a
real corporate responsibility report for General Mills (gmoinside.org...
), and called on consumers to email and call the General Mills
to get GMOs out of Cheerios. GMO Inside also put out a video highlighting the GMOs in Cheerios
) that was watched by over 200,000 viewers. Over 25,000 people took part in the email
actions and calls to the company In the past week callers to the company were told that Cheerios would have a big announcement about GMOs soon."
I have written a few threads about GMOs and Monsanto so I am very pleased to hear this. It was ultimately down to Facebook activists. Anyone can be a
Facebook activist you just have to stand up for what you believe in and spread your message as part of a group! Boycott the giants.
I personally won't let the fear of government spying stop me from expressing myself to the world. If you do that then they have already won. It's the
people who don't speak out that will suffer the consequences in the end.
Victory For Consumers: General Mills
Announces That Original Cheerios Are Now Non-GMO
edit on 26/10/2010 by TechUnique because: (no reason given)
26/10/2010 by TechUnique because: (no reason given)