Just when we thought we could rejoice over major cereal manufacturers’ reformulating big cereal brands without GMOs, a review of ingredients in non-GMO Cheerios and Grape-Nuts reveals that they contain [ … ]
Within the span of three weeks, two of the top-selling conventional cereal brands—Cheerios and Grape-Nuts—made the announcement that effective almost immediately, their flagship cereals are GMO-free.
We’ve been treading water in a pool of political juices for awhile, so I apologize for stirring the legislative pot, but food policy has become a political topic. And now we have a tool to help us decide which levers to pull. A new organization, Food Policy Action (FPA), seeks to keep us in-the-know on how well our national government representatives support (or fail to support) important food policy decisions.
One important vote that national Election coverage wasn’t following so closely last night was California’s Proposition 37: The GMO Right to Know Act. Prop 37 might seem like it was only relevant in California, but had it passed, it would have set a precedent for GMO labeling – and transparency – here in the U.S.
Agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto is fighting a California ballot proposition that would mandate GMO labeling on foods.
Organic food blogger Max Goldberg is teaming up with Food Babe to raise money to support Prop 37, a ballot initiative in California that would require GMO labeling. Why are folks on the other side of the country getting involved to support GMO labeling in a whole different state?
The answer is pretty simple…
As November creeps inexorably closer, the Grocery Manufacturers Association declares that defeating California’s GMO labeling initiative is ‘its highest priority.’ Despite almost unanimous consumer support, the food industry is fighting no-holds-barred against CA’s efforts towards increased transparency and accountability regarding US food packaging. Apparently, informed consumerism scares them silly.