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Original Cheerios to go GMO-free
Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2014 8:10 PM EST | Candice Choi

Posted on 01/02/2014 5:16:37 PM PST by Olog-hai

General Mills says some Cheerios made without genetically modified ingredients will start appearing on shelves soon.

The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday that it has been manufacturing its original-flavor Cheerios without GMOs for the past several weeks in response to consumer demand. It did not specify exactly when those boxes would be on sale.

Original Cheerios will now be labeled as “Not Made With Genetically Modified Ingredients,” although that it is not an official certification. The labels will also note that trace amounts of GMO ingredients could be present due to contamination during the manufacturing process, said Mike Siemienas, a company spokesman. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: cancer; cheerios; generalmills; gmo; labels; minneapolis; monsanto

1 posted on 01/02/2014 5:16:37 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Love Cheerios.


2 posted on 01/02/2014 5:20:31 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: Olog-hai

Okay.

I’m reminded of the fact that bags of potato chips and other assorted junk foods often sport the claim “No Trans Fat!” IOW, “junk food is actually healthy!”


3 posted on 01/02/2014 5:22:10 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Olog-hai

             

4 posted on 01/02/2014 5:27:28 PM PST by tomkat
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To: huldah1776
Love Cheerios.

Then I advise you buy store brands which are just the same thing and cheaper, not only to save you money but because General Mills is in the forefront of supporting the Homo lobby. Avoid all its products.

5 posted on 01/02/2014 5:28:47 PM PST by Robwin
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To: workerbee
It all amounts to practically nothing. It's like cheering the announcement that no animals were abused in the making of this container of ice cream.

It really matters very little, the elimination of gmo in the ingredients. Cheerios still has plenty of reasons not to be ingested, as a highly processed food substance, high in sugar, lack of fiber it still is part of what is wrong with what Americans eat, contributing to the obesity suffered by Americans and the catylst for early onset of self-induced Diabetes 2.

6 posted on 01/02/2014 5:31:20 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Olog-hai

I’ll never eat them again!!!


7 posted on 01/02/2014 5:36:12 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Olog-hai

Based on yesterdays news out of Colorado I wonder how much GMO pot Monsanto has on the burner.


8 posted on 01/02/2014 5:38:07 PM PST by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: Olog-hai

I was a inveterate consumer of cereals, particularly General Mills.

No more.

Can’t even look at Lucky Charms anymore after using them to publicly promote their message of homosexual inclusion.

Damn it.


9 posted on 01/02/2014 5:42:21 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Olog-hai

Oats is a not a GM crop, with no plans for any on the horizon according to GMO-compass.org so that pretty much makes General Mills a no talent publicity whore.


10 posted on 01/02/2014 5:42:26 PM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Robwin

Yeah, they killed it for me.


11 posted on 01/02/2014 5:43:40 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Olog-hai
Betcha the price goes up. No other reason for this sort of foolishness.
12 posted on 01/02/2014 5:58:22 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Valpal1
Oats is a not a GM crop, with no plans for any on the horizon according to GMO-compass.org so that pretty much makes General Mills a no talent publicity whore.

Exactly, on the oats. Now, I want to see them do the same with corn flakes.

13 posted on 01/02/2014 6:10:46 PM PST by bgill
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To: Robwin
Then I advise you buy store brands which are just the same thing and cheaper, not only to save you money but because General Mills is in the forefront of supporting the Homo lobby. Avoid all its products.

You don't think store brands support the homo or other liberal causes? Ooogada-Boogada!

BTW, store brands have all the flavor of soles on Pro Keds.

14 posted on 01/02/2014 6:15:13 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: huldah1776
Cheerios have not been "Cheerios" for about 10 years.

Every time they climb on the PC bandwagon they suck even worse.

Tried Cheerios recently?

Cardboard would be more tasty.

No amount of sugar can overcome the lack of trans-fats or GMO, or gluten-free crap GF can concoct.

15 posted on 01/02/2014 6:15:39 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: boop

Try the Malt-o-Meal analog.
Less than half price and better tasting.


16 posted on 01/02/2014 6:17:28 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: bgill; Valpal1

IIRC from “Good Eats”, not sure what year of production, but only about 7% of the US oat crop is consumed [directly] by people.


17 posted on 01/02/2014 7:11:54 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Valpal1

I think they call this a “marketing conceit”... like saying a car is upholstered in “rich Corinthian leather”, when there is no such thing as “Corinthian leather”. If the public is silly enough to buy into a whole lot of nothing, the marketing people are more than willing to feed it to them.


18 posted on 01/02/2014 7:14:56 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

and that explains ObamaCare too


19 posted on 01/02/2014 7:16:10 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

Yup. Obama does this a lot!


20 posted on 01/02/2014 7:19:59 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Olog-hai

Malt-o-meal for me.

Also a Minnesota company..


21 posted on 01/02/2014 8:01:51 PM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Olog-hai

The latest gimmick to sell cardboard.


22 posted on 01/02/2014 8:02:38 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: boop

Tried Cheerios recently?

Cardboard would be more tasty.


toss the cheerios eat the box. Got it.

I do that with some delivery pizza as well.


23 posted on 01/02/2014 8:03:04 PM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: nascarnation

109oz box of some flavors at sams club for 8 bucks. I can eat for weeks!!

They are also sold at my second favorite man store. Menards. It’s a smaller box (10-16oz?), but under 2 bucks.


24 posted on 01/02/2014 8:06:02 PM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: bgill
From a related USA article

-It was more about GMO sugar used, will now be non-GMO cane sugar instead of beet sugar

this was in response to General Mills spending million plus to defeat labeling laws, Europe Cheerios are GMO free

25 posted on 01/03/2014 5:35:26 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk
Correction, in response to facebook back lash
26 posted on 01/03/2014 5:38:10 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Olog-hai

It we are going to feed the world, we are going to do it with GMO foods.

I’m not opposed to allowing most of the rest of the world to starve, but to rail against GMO foods and to think we can feed the world is even more foolish than believing ObamaCare can keep us healthy.

We have had 20 years of GMO foods, and probably about 80% of what we eat has, in some way, been a result, direct or indirect, of GMO.


27 posted on 01/03/2014 9:17:17 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Damn ObamaCare, full speed ahead!)
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To: Olog-hai

And they’ll charge extra for them.


28 posted on 01/03/2014 11:21:11 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Olog-hai

lots of hype about nothing.

commercial use of gmo oats not likely in future:

http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/database/plants/39.oat.html


29 posted on 01/03/2014 11:32:38 AM PST by PeterPrinciple
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
You don't think store brands support the homo or other liberal causes? Ooogada-Boogada! BTW, store brands have all the flavor of soles on Pro Keds.

(1) If you KNOW the store supports Liberal causes, including the homos, don't shop there.

(2) Not to me. I have eaten a number of store brand "Cheerios" (whole grain oats) and they taste not much different than the original. Lots cheaper, too.

30 posted on 01/03/2014 12:46:38 PM PST by Robwin
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To: Olog-hai

Stating the obvious....how could it be “original Cheerios” if it used GMO grains?


31 posted on 01/03/2014 12:48:00 PM PST by grania
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To: Valpal1

32 posted on 01/03/2014 7:44:04 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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