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10 GMO-Free Cereal Brands

Genetically modified organisms have been touted as saviors to human kind, both for their potential ability to mitigate the environmental issues associated with conventional farming and their ability to produce enough crops to feed the world.  While, in theory, this could be true, in reality, GMO’s do not help, and may even harm, neither environmental nor human rights issues.

It has been said that GMO’s will save the environment by lowering the use of pesticides and insecticides, will increase yield potential, and will lower the energy cost of food production.  However, studies have shown all of these claims to either be exaggerated or untrue.  Pesticide and insecticide use have gone up because of the emergence of resistant pests and weeds and studies have shown crop yields to be comparable to and, sometimes, less than those of non-GMO crops.  GM crops actually use more energy because they rely heavily on herbicides, the production of which require a large amount of energy.  Even worse, GM crops created to produce their own insecticide not only kill pests, but also beneficial insects that protect plants as well as organisms found in the soil.

It has also been said that GMO’s will solve world hunger, but the fact is that their is no reason to believe that they play any role in combating this issue.  Most GM crops are made for herbicide resistance or with an insecticide, not to improve the ability of a crop to grow in poor conditions or to increase yield.  Most GM crops go towards feeding animals, making biofuels, and into processed foods, not to the poor.  World hunger is not caused by a lack of food, but by a lack of access to food.  There is enough food to feed the world, but the problem is that there are political, social, and economic factors that keep people hungry.

GM crops are not the saviors of humanity.  At best, they are no better than non-GM crops, and at worst they cause additional problems.  To learn more, click here to check out Earth Open Source’s report on GMO myths and truths. Choose not to support corporations that create GMO’s by buying non-GMO verified products.  Click Next to see 10 GMO-free cereals to help you do just that.


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14 comments on “10 GMO-Free Cereal Brands”

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DR Guy Mouton
13 Days ago

The energy is misguided to label GMO products, the encouragement to create a national recognized LOGO for GMO free products makes sense this is a BIAS site


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Veronica F. Murray
8 Months Ago

Love General Mills! They will get it right!


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Jodie Ross
8 Months Ago

that is a step in the right direction, now if the cereal was not processed all to hell it might make it even better.


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Angelika Altum
8 Months Ago

Wow, I love Cheerios, sad for me!


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laura
30 Jan 2014

cheerios does not have gmos.

Paul Belerofonte
8 Months Ago

Spoon Somatic I never say someone was stopping me.


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Melissa Duarte
8 Months Ago

Awesome ...how many of these contain PALM OIL?? Just curious


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Quevetta Lewis-Thompson
8 Months Ago

I appreciate the information thank you :)


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Paul Belerofonte
8 Months Ago

I like GMO


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Spoon Somatic
22 Dec 2013

Then eat it, no one is stopping you.

Fabél Fabuleus
8 Months Ago

No offense, but who who cares about health eat these anyway? ;)


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Spoon Somatic
22 Dec 2013

Never hurts for parents to have options for snacks for their kids ;)

Dana Osuna
1 Years Ago

Google Chrome, and you're right. They seem to work in my phone.


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