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The Surprising Truth About Your Favorite Breakfast Cereals

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  • Beware, as the “100% Natural” label does NOT guarantee that the product is free of toxic pesticides, carcinogenic fumigants and solvent, or genetically modified ingredients. The only label that can give you that peace of mind is the “USDA Certified 100% Organic” label
  • Many all-natural brands mislead you into thinking you’re buying from a small, environmentally-conscious company, when in fact they’re owned by some of the largest processed food manufacturers in the world
  • Some companies have engaged in “bait and switch” tactics. They started out organic, and built consumer loyalty as organic brands, then switched to non-organic ingredients, while only changing their label from “organic” to “natural,” and keeping their prices the same
  • Independent testing by the Cornucopia Institute has shown that several breakfast cereals by manufacturers that market their foods as “natural”—even some that claim to avoid genetically engineered ingredients and are enrolled in the Non-GMO Project—contain high levels of genetically engineered ingredients

By Dr. Mercola

Organic foods are required by U.S. federal law to be produced in ways that promote ecological sustainability, without common toxic and genetically engineered ingredients. 


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