Cheerios to Go GMO-Free
Original flavor will skip genetically modified ingredients
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 2, 2014 5:10 PM CST
Boxes of General Mills Cheerios are displayed at a Little Rock, Ark., grocery store.   (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, file)

(Newser) – Cheerios is going old school, relatively speaking. All boxes of the original-flavor cereal will soon have this label: "Not Made With Genetically Modified Ingredients." General Mills already uses non-GMO oats for Original Cheerios, but now the company says it will use non-GMO cornstarch and sugar as well. The change doesn't apply to other Cheerios flavors, and even the Original variety will have a qualifier in the fine print: The boxes will say that trace amounts of GMO ingredients could be present because of contamination during the manufacturing process.

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Jan 3, 2014 10:58 PM CST
Global food policy research conducted by CFS confirms that 61 countries, including member nations of the European Union, Russia, China, Brazil, Australia, Turkey and South Africa require standards of mandatory GE food labeling. The United States is not included on the list of governments providing open, accurate information on the source of foods on grocery shelves
Jan 3, 2014 6:56 AM CST
Great. I will pour my contaminated milk over them and eat them up.
Jan 3, 2014 2:00 AM CST
Excellent. Genetically modified grains are making us and livestock sick. Monsanto corn being the worst.