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Most 'Natural' Cereals Likely Contain GMOs

Does a “natural” label mean no genetically modified (GM) substances? It’s not very likely. Many breakfast cereals labeled “natural” contain ingredients such as genetically modified corn, soy, canola, and sugar beets.

This was a key finding from a survey of natural cereal manufacturers. While GM ingredients are prohibited in certified organic food products, “natural” products have no such requirements.

According to the Organic and Non-GMO Report:

“The likely use of GMOs in natural cereals is sure to fuel the growing debate over the validity of ‘natural’ labels on food products. Does natural mean that GMOs are acceptable?  There have been calls for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate the ‘natural’ claims on food products.”