Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cornucopia's "Cereal Crimes": Chicanery in the Cereal Aisle

Don't be fooled by the word "natural" on food labels and packaging. Despite its homespun appeal, the term doesn't carry any weight in regard to food quality or safety; "natural" foods can be rife with pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

One area of the supermarket where consumer deception is rampant is in the cereal aisle. The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog, exposes the hypocrisy in its just-released report and accompanying video, "Cereal Crimes."

Many varieties of popular "healthy" cereals contain GMOs and food grown with pesticides, which may come as a shock to many. To be sure you are avoiding pesticides and GMOs, you must buy organic. (The Nature's Path brand gets my stamp of approval.) And, as I've shown before, organic doesn't mean "more expensive."

Watch the video below to get a sense of what we are up against. Click here to read the full report.

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