Letters: GMO-free Cheerios

Re “In plain Cheerios, no more GMOs,” Business, Jan. 4

I was taken aback by General Mills’ announcement that it will remove from plain Cheerios ingredients derived from genetically modified crops.

The company acknowledged that there are no scientifically supported safety concerns; rather, General Mills is making this move to appease that segment of its market that uses the megaphone of ignorance and fear. How disappointing.

As with climate change, the science is in: Genetically modified crops have been shown to be as safe as their non-GM counterparts.


Those afraid of GMOs just don’t believe or perhaps understand the science.

Richard Green



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