Nostalgic Cheerios commercial receives wild, anti GMO backlash
Grant J. Kidney — When Cheerios posted a nostalgic, holiday themed television commercial to its YouTube channel, little did General Mills, the mega corporation that produces the popular cereal brand, expect in terms of the level of protest the video would receive.
When the 31 second YouTube clip entitled, ‘Cheerios: Grandma’s Visit’ was posted to the official Cheerios Facebook page, hundreds of anti GMO protesters commented, expressing a deep concern over the poisoning of most commercial, mainstream food products like Cheerios.
The following is a snapshot of just a few of the comments the post received.
The clip, as it appears on YouTube, also received similar comments from passionate consumers worried about genetically modified foods.
General Mills, along with hundreds of other big named food companies, inject their products with extremely hazardous substances that have been shown to increase one’s risk for cancer.
In some parts of the world, GMOs are banned from public consumption.
Earlier this year, a French study conducted on lab rats showed how giant tumors and early death are inevitable for all who consume GMO foods. The study was later dismissed however by Monsanto, who is, naturally, the largest producer of genetically modified foods in the world.
Of course not everyone is concerned with the consumption of deadly toxins and poisons. On a Yahoo! News article, one person expressed how despite the evidence, they will continue to feed GMO foods to their family.
The deceptively innocent ‘Grandma’s Visit’ Cheerios video can be seen below.