Kelloggs imports controversial Kashi product into South Africa

Kashi-GOLEAN-Cereal-13-1-Ounce-Boxes-Pack-of-6__51zGgj9mU4L     Kashi, a cereal that is branded as organic, has been imported into South Africa and is freely available. The problem, however, is that , does not produce an organic nor gmo free product and the cereal would not pass South Africa’s rigorous organic standard.

A has been filed against , citing that Kashi is not organic, and contains a GMO soy corn genetically modified to withstand the .The class action can be viewed here.

The lawsuit alleges that some of the contained in Kashi are even listed by the FDA as prescription drugs, irradiated substances, pesticides that are a by-product of , and federally declared hazardous substances.

Phytonadione () has not been listed by the FDA as generally recognized as safe as a food additive. Its injectible form is listed as a prescription drug.

–  is an enzyme derived from pineapple. According to the ’s Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), its production requires , which is a hazardous .

Sodium Molybdate has not been declared to be generally recognized as safe by the FDA. According to HSDB, molybdenum salts are by-products of uranium mining and can be found in fertilizers for leguminous crops, citing American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.


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