According to Natural News, the nonprofit consumer advocacy group Consumer Reports has released a new report on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that warns of inadvertent deception and possible outright fraud in non-GMO claims that aren't certified by independent third parties such as the Non-GMO Project.
The popular tortilla chip brand "Xochitl Totopos de Maiz," according to the report, is actively selling tortilla chips all across America that bear a "No GMO" label, but that contain high amounts of GM corn. Tests conducted on six separate lots of the product revealed 75 percent or more GM corn content, despite labels to the contrary.
The report looked at more than 80 different food products packaged as "natural," certified non-GMO, non-GMO in claim only, and certified organic. The vast majority of the products panned out with 0.9 percent or less of GM corn and/or soy. But the Xochitl brand stood out as an impostor.
According to a letter sent by Consumer Reports to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Xochitl is engaging in deceptive business practices by claiming "No GMO" on its packaging - Xochitl is not certified by the NON-GMO Project - while selling a product that contains extremely high amounts of GMO content.
"All six samples of the Xochitl chips all had well over 0.9% GMO corn, suggesting that GE corn was used," reads the letter. "We found an average of more than 75% GE corn content from the six different packages we tested."
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Natural News is issuing a global boycott on the following brands:
• Kashi (owned by Kellogg, which contributed $612,000 to defeat Proposition 37) - Kashi cereals contain GMOs!
• Silk soymilk (owned by the nation's largest dairy, Dean Foods, which contributed $253,000 to the effort to kill Proposition 37)
• Larabar (owned by General Mills, which contributed $520,000 to defeat proposition 37)
• R.W. Knudsen (owned by Smucker, which contributed $387,000 to defeat proposition 37)
• Santa Cruz Organic (also owned by Smucker, which contributed $387,000 to defeat proposition 37)
• Cascadian Farm (owned by General Mills, which contributed $520,000 to defeat proposition 37)
• Muir Glen (also owned by General Mills, which contributed $520,000 to defeat proposition 37)
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