The Kellogg’s cereal and food company has long been held in high esteem because of its commitment to serving families wholesome food, but that reputation has been taken to task by a large, enthusiastic group of GMO (genetically modified organisms in food) Freedom activists in recent weeks.
We reported earlier about a massive Facebook commenting campaign to raise awareness of Kellogg’s continued inclusion of GMO crops on their ingredient lists for their famous products, and since then, the campaign has spread to email as well.
Genetically modified foods in the United States include corn, soy, canola, cotton and sugar beets, and alfalfa is on the way despite an impressive consumer outcry over its approval by government officials.
Many are concerned because of the likely negative health effects caused by the foods and crops, in addition to their ability to cross contaminate both organic and non-organic, non-GMO varieties.
Widespread environmental damage including harm to bees, butterflies and other animals as well as the development of corn rootworms growing resistance to the pesticides that are sprayed en masse on the crops designed to survive such applications.
New Kellogg’s GMO Boycott Results
According to a spokesman from the website GMO Free USA, the campaign against Kellogg’s has been picking up steam and has shifted to emails.
The grand totals for emails to Kellogg’s asking them to remove GMOs from their products: 113,000, if not more.
There are of course myriad reasons for the barrage of emails, but one thing’s for sure: Kellogg’s has to have taken notice.
Among the reasons are the company’s financial contributions against Proposition 37, which seeks a mandatory label on foods containing GMOs in California as more than 60 countries outside of the U.S. currently have.
Kellogg’s has given over $600,000 to prevent customers from having the right to know whether or not their food is genetically engineered or contains GMO ingredients, as much of its food already does.
The company also seems to pack potential and/or likely GMO crops in virtually all of its foods, and has never informed officially informed them of the switch, causing millions to eat the experimental crops without knowing it.
Exasperating matters is Kellogg’s reputation as a family company, which was mentioned earlier. Considering that many are concerned about GMOs’ impacts on children’s health in particular such as increased food allergies, possible organ damage, and of course, the potential for contributing to cancer as was raised in a recent French study, it would make sense for Kellogg’s to at least address the concerns of the tens of thousands of people who have written them, not to mention the many more hundreds if not thousands who’ve posted on their various Facebook pages.
Thus far, they have not. But it will remain a story to watch as more and more people are awakened to the drawbacks and likely dangers of GMO crops in America, their birthplace, and one of the few major countries that still doesn’t even provide labeling, if not a ban or a law to grow them with buffer zones to prevent cross-contaminating what nature built over many thousands of years.