A Froot Loops Sample was Sent to a Lab for Tests, What They Found Should Have Every Parent Concerned
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For millions of kids across the country, Kellogg’s Froot Loops have been a staple part of their morning diet.
It’s common knowledge that the sugary breakfast cereal is anything but healthy, especially in the morning when kids are still adjusting and heading out for a long day, but a new lab analysis is showing just how bad the cereal really is for kids.
What’s in a Froot Loop? Harmful Chemicals, GMOs and More
The website and advocacy group GMO Free USA has gained popularity nationwide for taking on and refuting GMO myths through social media awareness and education, and lately, they’ve begun branching out by conducting lab tests on popular foods.
The lab tests are important because GMO labeling is still a right not offered to United States consumers as it is in 60+ countries around the world.
In order to test the Froot Loops for harmful chemicals as well as GMO material, a lab sample was submitted of Froot Loops to a certified lab in 2014.
It found that a full 100% of the corn in Froot Loops was GMO, through a quantitative PCR test by DNA analysis that found sequences that are known to be present in insecticide producing Bt and Roundup Ready corn.
In addition, sequences known to be present in Roundup Ready soy (which is engineered so that it can be doused in Monsanto’s herbicide of the same name) was present as well.
Why This Particular Type of GMO Corn is So Harmful
As noted by GMO Free USA, the amount of GMO corn in Froot Loops is particularly troublesome because of the unnatural and potentially toxic nature of it.
As GMO Free USA noted:
The corn in Froot Loops produces insecticides from inside every cell of the plant that can’t be washed off and is regulated by the EPA. The FDA, EPA, and USDA allowed the insecticidal GMO corn discovered in Froot Loops to be commercialized without ever conducting human safety tests.
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