Friday, April 27, 2012

All Natural--REALLY?????

It turns out that Kellogg's Kashi cereal contains GMOs.    The above photo was put on the shelves of a very ethical natural food market.   When it discovered that Kashi, which claims to be "natural" contained GMOs and pesticides, it heaved it's sorry "unnatural" ass from the market's shelves.  

I've written before that you can't trust the "natural" label on food.  It's meaningless.   But then, "organic" is pretty meaningless as well.   

I guess the only thing you really can do is arm yourself with information.  


  1. The term "natural" is completely unregulated in food marketing. The term "organic," however, has a legal definition and cannot be used on a product that does not fit the definition. That said, Kashi is just as crappy as every other cereal on the market...cane juice isn't particularly better for you than refined sugar and grains are, for the most part, pretty much empty calories that hold no benefits you can't get better from other sources (fiber, for example...much better obtained from vegetables and fruit than from cereal or bread).

  2. I've never been thrilled with Kashi products.

    With the exception of the fact that I don't agree that grains are empty calories, I agree with Norma. In addition, Michael Pollan says to:

    Avoid foods that make health claims.

    Avoid foods that are advertised on television.

    Eat only foods that have been cooked by humans.

    If it was made in a plant, don't eat it.