Many months ago, Cheerios, manufactured by General Mills, made a national announcement that they would make Cheerios GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) free. Almost as soon as the announcement was made there was a chorus of supporters of non-GMO foods who cried foul. Oats aren't a GMO crop.
Here’s what’s important to know. Contrary to what you think, this was not about oats. Oats are indeed, so far, a crop that has not been tampered with genetically. The reason this was such a big deal was because General Mills had announced that it was going to start using sugar beets to sweeten Cheerios which is a genetically modified crop. So there is transparency, but like most issues with anything dealing with large business it’s complicated. The reason it was a big win it was the first time a national company had agreed to remove or not use a GMO ingredient. That’s worth the win!