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Annie’s Homegrown Sells Out To Pro-GMO General Mills

Earlier this month, food giant General Mills made a deal to buy Annie’s Homegrown for $820 Million.  Will it change our favorite feel-good brand? The news that the beloved natural foods company, Annie’s is being sold to food giant General Mills isn’t surprising, but it still makes me sad. According to the Wall Street Journal, GM’s bid to […]

September 22nd

“Nanofood” Products In Your Food? You Bet!

A new report by Friends of the Earth, Tiny Ingredients, Big Risks [PDF], documents a tenfold increase in unregulated, unlabeled “nanofood” products on the American market since 2008. Not surprisingly, The products containing unlabeled nano-ingredients are made by major companies including Group Danone, Kraft, Campbell Soup, General Mills, Hershey, Nestle, Mars, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Sara Lee […]

June 25th

Cheerios To Become GMO Free

Cheerios, the most popular cereal in America, is going to become the first major food brand to become GMO free. According to ABC News, General Mills the makers of Cheerios announced that they are changing the sourcing on original-flavor Cheerios so that it will soon be made without genetically modified ingredients. This is a huge move. Cheerios, the […]

January 3rd

Kellogg’s, General Mills Among Oxfam’s Top 10 Food Bullies

A new Oxfam campaign published today, Behind the Brands: Food Companies Scorecard, ranks social policies of food and beverage companies and things aren’t looking good for the top 10 food companies as evidenced by the headline: Ten biggest food and beverage companies failing millions of people who grow their ingredients According to Oxfam, the “Big 10” […]

February 26th

Hunting the Elusive BPA Free Canned Tomato

Last week, we talked a little bit about General Mills’ Muir Glen tomatoes ditching the BPA in their cans. It was a little bit unclear as to when these new cans would be available and how to tell which tomatoes were in the new BPA-free cans. I contacted Muir Glen but hadn’t heard back from […]

July 1st

General Mills To Cut Sugar In Kids Cereals

General Mills announced plans today to cut the sugar content in many of its cereals by as much as 25% in popular brands such as Lucky Charms, Trix, and Cocoa Puffs.  The move comes as food manufactures like General Mills face increased scrutiny from food regulators, and pressure from consumer and health groups over the […]

December 9th

Cheerios Are a Drug, Man

In one more laughable act, the FDA recently sent a warning letter to popular cereal maker General Mills to discuss the drug they manufacture. You know, that donut-shaped drug you can pop by the handful: Based on claims made on your product’s label, we have determined that your Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal is […]

May 28th