Kashi, Soy, & GMOs

What’s up! What’s up!

The other night, I came across this picture while procrastinating doing my homework.

Which lead me to this:

Damn, dawg!  94% of soy crops are genetically modified!

Which concerns me, as I love tofu and other soy-based products.

I don’t like to eat science experiments.

I like to keep it real, yo.

GMOs or Genetic Modified Organisms is the creation of new species through DNA cross-breading.  These new species have a higher resistance to pests, disease, drought, and yield greater crops.  From a business stand-point, this is awesome– but, consumption of these products (while still controversial), has been shown to increase immune and allergic reactions, among other unfavorable effects.

The only way to be sure you are not consuming GMOs is to purchase items that are Certified Organic.

This process of becoming Certified Organic is difficult.  Organic farmers must take every precaution to prevent cross-pollination and undergo rigorous audits.  Not to mention, cough up the cash to make all these changes, which affects every additional step in the purchasing process from production to market.

Now, before we throw Kashi under the bus [because I think they are a good company, trying to provide whole and healthy foods for a huge number of people, which is certainly a challenge] let’s take a look at their efforts to reduce GMOs.

Check out Kashi’s GMO Line-up.

Grocery Store List:

  • Autumn Wheat
  • Cinnamon Harvest
  • Island Vanilla
  • Strawberry Fields
  • 7 Whole Grain Flakes
  • 7 Whole Grain Puffs
  • 7 Whole Grain Pilaf

Good work, Kashi.  Hope to see more added to the list in the future!

House Approves.

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