Health Concerns

Move Over Pink Slime: Now Granola’s Toxic, Too

Mmm… pesticides
Mmm… pesticides Photo: Mitch Feinberg

No doubt meat’s been getting a bum rap lately with all this bad news about mad-cow scares, pink slime, and feces-contaminated chickens. But before you get all high and mighty from atop of your tower of tempeh, consider this: Meatless munchies like granola aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, products from Kashi, the seemingly safe brand of “all natural” cereal and snacks, are loaded with residual toxic pesticides and are all too often wrought with genetically modified soy and corn ingredients. PreventDisease reports that an investigation into the validity of all-natural claims made by Kashi, which is actually a subsidiary of Kellogg’s, are mostly bunk.

Products like Kashi’s GoLean Shakes are reportedly formulated entirely with synthetic and unnaturally processed ingredients. The brand’s Heart to Heart Blueberry Cereal, Natural Kashi Golean Honey Almond Flax and other products contain pesticides known for causing neurotoxicity and hormone disruption in mammals that consume them. Peachy, right?

And don’t go thinking you’re in the clear with vegetables. Remember all those E. coli and salmonella scares in recent years? It seems as if no matter what you choose to eat, it’s probably going to bad for you.

Exposing Kashi Cereal For The Poison That It Is [Prevent Disease]

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Move Over Pink Slime: Now Granola’s Toxic, Too