Iowa farmer: 8 popular food companies that promote myths about GMOs

| | March 1, 2017
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[Editor’s note: Michelle Miller, known on social media as the Farm Babe, raises lamb and beef cattle, and grows almost 2,000 acres of row crops like corn, soybeans, oats, and alfalfa with her boyfriend in Northeast Iowa.]

Unfortunately, certain food companies will stop at nothing to sell their products even if it means lying or misleading consumers while throwing the hard-working farmers of our country under the bus.


Through their fear mongering “Farmed and Dangerous” campaign, their non-GMO stance, getting hundreds of people sick, … their “Food with integrity” slogan can get flushed right down the toilet just like their customers do after they get sick off of their food.


[Hunt’s] attempted to use chemophobia to sell their products while claiming their tomatoes are better because they’re non-GMO. The problem is that there’s no such thing as commercially available GMO tomatoes….


Another company that has been big into consumer deception is Subway and their stance on “antibiotic free” meat. They have prided themselves on claiming that using antibiotics in livestock is bad, which has caused strong backlash from farmers in viral articles like this one.


This is one that disappoints me the most as I personally know some wonderful dairy farmers who provide milk to supply Dannon. Unfortunately, they have made a decision to source milk from cows that have been fed non-GMO feed, and the farmers that are contracted with them have no choice but to switch their feed sources.

[Complete list: Clif Bars, Dannon, Panera Bread, Progresso, American Beauty Pasta, Subway, Hunt’s and Chipotle.]

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