If you’re one of the nine in ten Americans who favor labeling of genetically modified foods, you’ll understand my surprise and delight this morning when I poured a bowl of Cheerios.
Right there on the side label in bold type were these lovely words:
I did a little research to find out what prompted this popular breakfast cereal to put the GMO-free label on its package, and learned that activist groups pressured Cheerios to stop using GMO ingredients because it’s a cereal often given to toddlers as snacks.
Other good news on the GMO front: Whole Foods will require all of its suppliers to label all products that contain genetically-modified ingredients by 2018.
These are baby steps, to be sure, but the news gives us all something to smile about on a Friday morning.
How about you? Are you in favor of mandatory labeling of GMO foods? Would you like to see more brands like Cheerios follow suit with voluntary labeling? I’d love to hear your thoughts about this much-debated topic.
Enjoy the weekend!