A revelatory report released by The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog, has stirred controversy in the natural foods marketing arena by highlighting abusive marketing practices by some of the nation’s largest breakfast cereal manufacturers. In some cases, companies such as Kellogg’s, Quaker Oats (PepsiCo), Barbara’s Bakery and Whole Foods Market are selling products contaminated with toxic agrichemicals and Monsanto’s genetically engineered organisms while promoting them as “natural.”
The new report, Cereal Crimes: How “Natural” Claims Deceive Consumers and Undermine the Organic Label—A Look Down the Cereal and Granola Aisle, explores this growing trend of marketing conventional foods as “natural” to lure health-conscious and eco-conscious consumers and their shopping dollars.
Controversy surrounding a Minnesota farmer’s raw milk trade has brought the “real milk” debate close to home.
By Greg Breining
Photos by Steve Henke
Mpls. St.Paul Magazine
More than 10 years ago, Rae Lynn Sandvig began a “journey” to remedy fatigue, weakness, and foggy thinking—owing, by her own diagnosis, to toxins in her body. “I can tell you what my conjecturing is, but it’s not fact,” she acknowledges. But if her evidence was thin, her desperation was manifest. “There was a point where I, as a mother, was unable to maintain all the activities I needed to in order to keep my family running.”
Her search resulted in a bountiful harvest. “My journey has led me to eat whole foods. Foods that are dense, that are not processed, that still contain probiotic bacteria, enzymes, and good fats. I’m going to put it this way, because this is who I am: I want to eat foods that are as close to foods as God intended them to be made.”
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