The junk food industry is alive and well even in a time when health is the number one topic of discussion, highlighting the shocking difference in how food is produced in non-U.S. countries.
While GMO crops and ingredients are widely banned across the European Union and sevral other countries, the U.S. still grows a large percentage of the world’s lab engineered crops, with over 90% of our corn, soybeans and canola oil now GMO as of recent estimates.
Recently, one of America’s most historically celebrated and enjoyable food companies has been in the crosshairs of a non-profit over the difference in ingredients from one country to the next, begging the question: “Does the Kellogg’s cereal company care more about the health of children in other countries than it does in the country that made it what it is today?”
“Kellogg’s Hates America’s Children”
The organization GMO Free USA released a shocking list earlier this month showing the difference between how its cereal is made in America compared to what kids get in the Australian market.
The Following is a List of GMO Grains, Sugars and Oils that Kellogg’s feeds to our children through its many junk food cereal brands:
1. Corn flour blend (almost certainly GMO)
2. Sugar (most likely from GMO sugar beets)
3. Modified food starch
4. Hydrogenated soybean oil
5. Hydrogenated cottonseed oil (most cotton in the USA is also GMO and heavily sprayed with glyphosate)
7. Soluble corn fiber
Aside from these ingredients, which are almost always GMO in the United States, the following artificial colors are also often included in Kellogg’s cereals:
1. Red 40
2. Yellow 5
3. Blue 1
4. Yellow 6
5. BHT for freshness*
*Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) is a chemical cousin to butylated hydroxyanisole, aka BHA, that is also listed as “generally recognized as safe” by the FDA and is added as a preservative, although questions persist about its overall safety and potential links to cancer.
Meanwhile in Australia, no GMO ingredients are given in the country’s cereals from Kellogg’s, GMO Free USA states.
Nature’s Path is a much healthier organic, delicious and low sugar brand.
Click here to try Nature’s Path organic cereal or click on the picture below.
The list includes:
-Non-GMO maize flour
-Natural food colorings like curcumin (from turmeric), paprika extract, chlorophyll, and others
Do You Still Feed Your Kids Kellogg’s Cereals?
As the old saying goes, you get what you tolerate, and Americans have been tolerating unhealthy, low quality “Frankenfood” ingredients like these for decades, ever since GMOs were first introduced to the American market en masse in the mid 1990s, as arguably the biggest unnatural food experiment in modern human history.
Despite these ingredients, Kellogg’s still boasts two of the top five cereals in the U.S. as of 2019 statistics: Frosted Flakes, with over $240 million worth of sales in the U.S., along with Froot Loops, the cereal targeted to children that was found to contain 100% GMO corn by lab tests in 2013, including “gene sequences known to be present in insecticide producing Bt and Roundup Ready corn.”
Sign the Petition for Better Ingredients in Kellogg’s Cereal
The petition, which is quickly approaching its goal for overall number of signatures, can be read and signed by clicking on this link.
The goal is to get Kellogg’s to transition to organic ingredients, to remove GMOs, and to become verified by the Non-GMO Project.
“Tell Kellogg’s: Remove GMOs, get Non-GMO Project Verified, and begin transitioning to organic,” the petition reads, “beginning with products marketed to children. Until then, we will boycott all of your products and brands.”