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GMO Ingredients: Includes sugar in your kid’s cereal

Are you consuming GMO sugar?

Sugar is derived from three main crops: sugarcane, sugar beet and corn starch.

Half the sugar sold in the U.S. is from sugar beets and almost all sugar beets are genetically modified. The global beetroot sugar market is valued at $6 billion. GMO sugar beets entered the market in 2008 as Monsanto’s RoundUp Ready sugar beets. In 2012 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ruled to allow unrestricted planting of Monsanto’s GMO sugar beets.

Nearly 100% of sugar from sugar beets is Genetically Modified. Sugar from 100% GMO sugar beets is unlabeled, as is most GMO food.  In general, stay away from anything with soy or corn derivatives, cottonseed and canola oil, and sugar from GM sugar beets—unless it says organic or “non-GMO.”

How to know if you are eating GMO sugar.

“Sugar” or “sucrose” on an ingredient label is considered to be GMO unless it is specifically labeled as 100% cane sugar, 100% coconut sugar or 100% Certified Organic Sugar.

Grab any package of food in your pantry and check for added sugar. Is it cane sugar or is it GMO sugar? Even products that claim to not use high fructose corn syrup are probably now using GMO sugar. This is not a better option.

Kellogg’s and all cereal manufacturers are not to be trusted.

In 2015 Kellogg’s website: “Today our cereals still begin with the wholesome simplicity of wheat, corn, oats or rice. Next we add quality ingredients to boost the flavor and potential of our grains. Then we share it all with you — in the Kellogg’s cereals that you know, trust and love.”

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Froot Loops Example

Ingredients that are going to be GMO: Corn, sugar, modified food starch, soybean/cottonseed oil, maltodextrin, soluble corn fiber. Natural flavor probably acts like MSG and there are several petrochemical dyes: Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Yellow 6. Preservative used is BHT.

Boxed cereal is being exposed and people are beginning to understand that cereal is not a nourishing food, no matter how many billions of marketing dollars are spent to convince you otherwise.

Kellogg’s Froot Loops cereal tested positive for GMOs and weed killer.


This cereal, and many packaged cold cereals, will give you a triple dose of genetically modified ingredients from sugar, corn and GMO soybean oil. Other toxic ingredients in cereal include trans fats, MSG, dye, preservatives and junk vitamins.


The health risks associated with GMO foods, like GMO corn, are many.

“An in-vitro study found that the insecticides in this corn may be
toxic to human cells (1).
Feeding studies conducted on mammals found adverse effects, including

  • immune system disturbances (2),
  • blood biochemistry disturbances (3),
  • male reproductive organ damage (4),
  • disturbances in the functioning of the digestive system (4) and
  • signs of organ toxicity (4)(5)(6).
  • Industry claims that these insecticidal proteins are broken down in the digestive tract, yet a study found the proteins circulating in the blood of pregnant and non-pregnant women and the blood supply to fetuses (7).” Source

What you need to know

There are eight GM food crops. The five major varieties—soy, corn, canola, cotton, and sugar beets—have bacterial genes inserted, which allow the plants to survive an otherwise deadly dose of weed killer.

Simply put:

Avoid genetically modified ingredients at all cost and do not feed GMO foods to your children.

Take Back Your Kitchen and Your Health

Now is the time to take back your kitchen and prepare food at home from real ingredients. It is easy to avoid GMO ingredients, preservatives, dye, trans fats and chemicals when eating a nutrient-dense, real food diet.

The long-term effects of GMO foods have never been studied and never proven to be safe for humans. Take a cue from the hummingbird. Avoid GMO foods and preservatives.

We need real nutrients for health.

Real fat, like organic butter, eggs from pasture-raised chickens, protein from wild caught fish and organically raised, grass-fed/finished animals, vegetables, fruit, seeds and nuts.

You can’t eat out of boxes, cans, packages and drive up windows and hope for health and weight loss.

Make a move to change, and eat real food, drink pure water and move your body.