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GMO Free label movement spins out of control—Now it’s on cat litter and condoms

| | November 26, 2018

From acai to condoms, companies are capitalizing on anti-GMO fervor, with misleading labels. At bus stops all over my neighborhood are ads for Absolut vodka, touting its eco-friendly attributes — namely that it is produced with GMO-free ingredients.

This is a bit rich since Absolut is made from wheat and there is no such thing as genetically-engineered wheat, at least none that is grown commercially. It’s like a hamburger joint touting sugar-free beef. If your beef is grassfed, or your Vodka organic, go ahead, make a sign about it. But don’t try to make headlines with gluten-free tomatoes.

A company called Sustain offers four types of GMO-free condoms. There’s certainly no such thing as genetically-engineered latex, and though condom boxes don’t list ingredients it seems safe to assume corn, soy or sugar beets are not typically among them.

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These days the pet aisle is full of GMO posers, including kitty litter, dog shampoo and nutritional supplements.

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