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GMO Inside Congratulates Post on Non-GMO Grape-Nuts

Post Foods informs GMO Inside that Grape-Nuts Original will be Non-GMO Project Verified and will be available starting in January 2014

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 16, 2014 – GMO Inside, a national consumer campaign of Green America that educates consumers about GMOs, has learned from Post Foods that the company is rolling out Non-GMO Verified Grape-Nuts in January 2014.

The company wrote the following in response to a request from GMO Inside: “We have an exciting update for you. Post has released a non-GMO verified Grape Nuts that is on the store shelves as of January, 2014. Also, we are exploring some of our other cereals to see if there is potential going forward to add more non-GMO verified products to the Post Foods product line. We are always listening to our consumers and looking for ways to provide a good variety of products.”  Post’s move closely follows that of General Mills, which released non-GMO original Cheerios in early January, though Cheerios is not third-party verified.

“GMO Inside thanks Post for removing GMOs from Grape-Nuts Original and congratulates them for doing it right with third party verification,” said Green America GMO Inside Campaign Director Nicole McCann.  “We’re glad Post is also considering removing GMOs from other cereals and look forward to seeing them on the shelves. We would also love to see Post supporting mandatory GMO labeling.

Green America is the nation’s leading green economy organization. Founded in 1982, Green America (formerly Co-op America) provides the economic strategies, organizing power and practical tools for businesses, investors, and individuals to solve today’s social and environmental problems. http://www.greenamerica.org.

GMO Inside is a campaign dedicated to helping all Americans know which foods have GMOs inside, and the non-GMO verified and organic certified alternatives to genetically engineered foods. We believe that everyone has a right to know what’s in their food and to choose foods that are proven safe for themselves, their families, and the environment. GMO Inside gives people information and tools, and provides a place for a growing community of people from all walks of life, to share information and actions around genetically engineered foods. Join the campaign at www.gmoinside.org, and take part in the GMO Inside community on Facebook and Twitter.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Will Harwood, (703) 276-3255 or wharwood@hastingsgroup.com.

 

 

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  1. Kelly C
    January 16, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    This is awesome news! Now if they would go organic and get the chemicals out, that would be the icing on the cake!

  2. Mr and Mrs Larry Powers
    January 16, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    YES!!! I like this Thank you Post Cereals and Grape-Nuts

  3. Mr and Mrs Larry Powers
    January 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

    AND, thank you GMOiNSiDE.ORG

  4. DeeDee
    January 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    This is fantastic news! I have started a petition, I will absolutely hammer the administration and anybody that will listen with it if I can get signatures. For anybody on the fence about GMO’s you should at a minimum be insulted, you can still sign the petition in that regard. For anybody that may reply with how wonderful GMO’s are, after I honestly am 100% comfortable with my opposition of them. Thanks!

    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/uproot-the-white-house.fb51?source=s.icn.fb&r_by=8153834

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    February 3, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    This article is good, i like this one, Submit more articles based on this topic…..(E….H…..)

  6. JM
    February 4, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    Hollow move because there weren’t many ingredients in Grape Nuts that were GMO to begin with. When they remove GMOS from all their products and we can verify they haven’t lied about it then I will care. Until then, it looks like they are just playing people for profit. Go ahead and eat your Grape Nuts now and believe what they tell you. These companies along with Monsanto, DOW, et al and the GMA have joined to contribute billions to keep the truth about GMOs from us and our children. They deserve no thanks for doing anything that should have been what was done to begin with and in this case is again a hollow empty gesture. I will boycott them all until GMOS and the pesticides and poisons sprayed on them are gone for good.

    • Mr and Mrs Larry Powers
      February 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

      Well, it’s a start though admittedly small, but what it does do is point out the fact that they have listened to us and are worried about their profits. Keep up the pressure!!!!

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