(Information courtesy of Greenpeace, International)
Kellogg’s, one of the largest cereal makers in the country, publicly acknowledges that its products in the U.S. may contain genetically modified (GMO) corn. In Europe, however, Kellogg’s has pledged to its customers not to use genetically modified ingredients.
“A breakfast of Kellogg’s cereals is a breakfast of untested GMOs,” says Greenpeace genetic engineering specialist, Charles Margulis. “Kids shouldn’t be duped by Tony the Tiger into starting each day with a science experiment in their cereal bowls.”
On March 23, Greenpeace activists and “FrankenTony” paid a visit to Kellogg’s Cereal City in Battle Creek, Michigan and unfurled a banner which read, “Kellogg’s: Stop Feeding FrankenFood to America’s Kids.”
That same week, Greenpeace joined over 50 other organizations in a petition to the Food and Drug Administration calling for the removal of genetically engineered foods from the market because the FDA failed to require safety testing or labeling of the food.
Kellogg’s continues to maintain the double standard between its US and European policies on genetically modified foods. In response to a consumer’s inquiry Kellogg’s implies that its products may contain gmo crops.
While at the same time consumers in the UK are assured of Kellogg’s commitment to using only non-GM crops. Read Kellogg’s responses in their entirety.