Kashi, a cereal that is branded as organic, has been imported into South Africa and is freely available. The problem, however, is that Kelloggs, does not produce an organic nor gmo free product and the cereal would not pass South Africa’s rigorous organic standard.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Kelloggs, citing that Kashi is not organic, and contains a GMO soy corn genetically modified to withstand the herbicide Roundup.The class action can be viewed here.
The lawsuit alleges that some of the synthetic ingredients contained in Kashi are even listed by the FDA as prescription drugs, irradiated substances, pesticides that are a by-product of uranium mining, and federally declared hazardous substances.
– Phytonadione (Vitamin K) 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.
– Bromelain is an enzyme derived from pineapple. According to the National Library of Medicine’s Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), its production requires acetone, which is a hazardous synthetic substance.
– 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.