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GMO-Free Cheerios Have Fewer Vitamins

Same with Grape Nuts, says Food Navigator

(Newser) - The makers of Cheerios and Grape Nuts hope to win over health-conscious consumers by ditching genetically modified ingredients in their cereals. The problem is that Food Navigator read the fine print on the new boxes and found that each has fewer vitamins. With Cheerios, for instance, the cereal went from...

Now Defending Gay Marriage: Cheerios

General Mills' CEO declares company's opposition to gay-marriage ban

(Newser) - Politics may be coming to the cereal aisle. General Mills jumped into the gay marriage debate Wednesday, as CEO Ken Powell appeared at an LGBT pride event to declare the company's opposition to a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in its home state of Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star ...

Yoplait Pulls Ad Accused of Promoting Eating Disorders

Health group says plot is too close for comfort

(Newser) - There's healthy, and then there's insensitive, argues the National Eating Disorders Association. General Mills has pulled a Yoplait commercial that NEDA says promotes anorexia and bulimia, reports Huffington Post . The ad depicts a slim woman standing in front of a refrigerator while she justifies eating a slice of...

General Mills Slashes Sugar in Kids' Cereals
 General Mills Slashes 
 Sugar in Kids' Cereals 
third cut in 3 years

General Mills Slashes Sugar in Kids' Cereals

Cut affects Cocoa Puffs, Lucky Charms, 8 other breakfast treats

(Newser) - General Mills is bowing to consumer pressure and cutting the amount of sugar in all of its cereals aimed at children, the third time in three years the food giant has taken its sweet breakfast treats down a notch. The goal this time is bring the amount of sugar per...

Dow Up 57 on Housing Data
 Dow Up 57 on Housing Data 

Dow Up 57 on Housing Data

(Newser) - Markets were up today on a surging food sector and good data from the manufacturing and housing industries, the Wall Street Journal reports. A key manufacturing activity index jumped from May to June, and an indicator of pending home sales also climbed for the fourth straight month. Amid the gains,...

FDA Warns Cheerios to Ease Off Health Claims

(Newser) - The FDA has a message for Cheerios: You're a cereal, not a wonder drug. The agency says General Mills must tone down its health claims or risk having its product yanked off shelves, the New York Daily News reports. The cereal box makes all sorts of claims about lowering cholesterol...

Food Makers Tweak Recipes to Cut Costs

Hershey, others quietly substitute cheaper ingredients, fillers

(Newser) - Food manufacturers are adjusting their recipes to cut costs as ingredient prices climb, the Wall Street Journal reports. Hershey is replacing some of its cocoa butter with vegetable oil, while General Mills is dumping pecans for walnuts in one cookie. McCormick, McDonald's, and other companies are making similar moves. But...

Producers Quick to Pass Price Hikes Down Food Chain

Pricier grain, energy make everything more expensive, from cereal to meat

(Newser) - Soaring grain and energy costs are driving food prices skyward, and big producers are moving to pass price hikes down the food chain to consumers on everything from cereal to meat, the Wall Street Journal reports. And costs won’t likely decrease, with biofuel demand eating up more corn than...

Totino's and Jeno's Pizzas Recalled Over E. coli

(Newser) - General Mills today recalled 5 million frozen pizzas sold under the brand names Totino's and Jeno's because they have pepperoni that might be contaminated with E. coli. Health officials discovered the problem while investigating 21 E. coli illnesses in 10 states. They found that at least nine of those people...

FTC Subpoenas Food Giants on Marketing to Kids

Congress wants data on childhood obesity

(Newser) - The FTC dealt out 44 subpoenas yesterday to food companies, including McDonald's, Coca-Cola, and Kraft, seeking information on how much they spent on advertising to kids. The businesses have until November 1 to comply for a report the FTC is preparing for Congress on marketing practices and child obesity.

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