Genetically Engineered Sugar and what health-conscious consumers should know about GMO decisions and your food
by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Genetically Engineered Sugar
I don’t intend this blog as an activist site. I am a strong advocate of organic foods and of green building and share information about ways to live more healthy yet, most of my health education work goes on behind the scenes and one on one. However, occasionally I will list information that may be of interest to those following the controversy over GMO – genetically modified organisms; in other words, genetically engineered foods.
I present this as information, educational in nature, so that you can make an informed decision. Got this email from Citzens for Health:
In 2001, Hershey’s, M&M Mars, and American Crystal Sugar told consumers they would not use genetically engineered sugar. But now that sugar beets are close to being planted commercially, they have made no such assurances.
Update, 2018: The most recent information I can find on Hershey’s Chocolate and GMOS Is from 2015. Did Hershey’s actually pull GMO ingredients or was this just another promise made due to pressure and it never happened?
Interestingly enough, the last word on the subject that I could find with a simple search on American Crystal Sugar and GMOs was also from 2015. That certainly didn’t sound like they were going to stop using genetically engineered ingredients.