‘Natural’ Sodas with ‘Real Sugar’ Being Sold with GMO’s

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It should come as no surprise that companies like Coca Cola, Pepsi, and others are putting GMO sugar in sodas, and then calling them natural. These companies are involved with the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (the political front of biotech and food manufacturers that support GMOs). After all, they don’t even think you have the right to know what is in your food, so why should they label it as such – even if the word ‘natural’ is entirely misleading.

gmo_soda_sugarThat’s exactly what companies like Pepsi Co are doing with the sale of ‘natural’ drinks like Sierra Mist that are full of sugar derived from GMO beets.

Sadly, food manufacturers like Pepsi Co, are not required to state that the sugar or sucrose used to sweeten their products comes from GMO sources.

Currently, over 95% of sugar beets grown in the U.S. are genetically modified, thanks to Monsanto. This has happened in part due to the complete de-regulation of the industry by our most ‘trusted’ government agencies.

Perhaps you have assumed that all those products with ‘natural’ on the label are sweetened with non-GMO, organic cane sugar. They aren’t. Is this really an improvement over high fructose corn syrup? Pepsi-Co was already sued once from calling Naked Juice ‘all natural’ when it was anything but that; should we really believe that they wouldn’t play this same marketing trick with other products they sell?

Other suspect drinks are from Blue Sky made by Hansen’s, which say on their cans ‘made from real sugar,’ meaning they aren’t using high fructose corn syrup. But they are likely using… > Read full article <

Source: naturalsociety.com

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