Kellogg’s and GMO
Posted: 2014-06-10. Categories: Food, Michigan

I wrote a brief note to Kellogg’s the other day, just to let them know why I stopped buying their products. Granted it was a very short note and not too sophisticated. It read:

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Dear Sir,

I just want you to know that I have stopped buying your products because they contain GMO’s. I am highly allergic and my system can’t tolerate the chemicals used. You should be ashamed of yourself for putting profits ahead of people.

Get the genetically modified organisms out of our food. Until then, I’ll make it myself.

Here is the letter I got back.

Dear Mrs. Hall,

Thank you for taking the time to e-mail and share you thoughts on GMOs.

We understand that people have questions and strong preferences about the foods they eat. The health and safety of our foods is of the greatest importance to us as well.

Since we purchase the majority of our U.S. crops from U.S. farmers–and genetically modified crops have been grown in the U.S. for the past two decades–our foods likely include ingredients derived from genetically modified crops in the same proportion that they occur in the United States food supply. Leading health organizations worldwide have concluded that GMOs are safe. Genetic modification has the ability to increase the nutrition value of our food while allowing farmers to use fewer pesticides. For U.S. consumers who prefer an alternative, our Kashi brand offers a variety of organic and Non-GMO Project Verified options.

We will continue to actively monitor the science, regulations and our consumers’ preferences on this topic.

For more information, visit http://www.foodinsight.org/Resources/Detail.aspx?topic=Questions_and_Answers_About_Food_Biotechnology.

Sincerely,

Sue L.
Consumer Specialist
Consumer Affairs

They didn’t even address my concerns.  Am I supposed to say, “Well, okay then?” I break out in a rash, but no problem.  You say they are safe, so that settles it.

Not!

I grew up a few miles from the Kellogg plant, I even visited there a couple times as a child.  I felt pride knowing Kellogg’s cereal was made near my home town.  Crazy, I know but that’s how they want you to feel.

Now, I just feel betrayed. They are feeding us a pack of lies and I’m not going to lay down and take it any more.  These companies have an obligation to us consumers.  We trusted them to feed our family and they have turned on us.

Please write Kellogg’s a letter, explaining why you aren’t buying their products then stop buying and start sharing.  We can make a difference.

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