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Kellogg-Monsanto Again!

June 12, 2008

A. D. David Mackay
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kellogg Company
One Kellogg Square
Battle Creek, Michigan 49016-3599
Dear Mr. Mackay,
This letter is to notify you that the Organic Consumers Association
and other non-profit organizations listed below are planning to call
for a consumer boycott of all Kellogg’s products because of your
plans to use sugar from genetically engineered sugar beets in your
products.
In a November 26, 2007 article in The New York Times titled
“Next up for U.S. farmers: Genetically modified sugar beets” there
was a quote from a spokesperson from Kellogg’s. Here is how the
newspaper reported on Kellogg’s position:
“A Kellogg spokeswoman, Kris Charles, said her company, the top
U.S. maker of cereal, ‘would not have any issues’ purchasing such
sugar for products sold in the United States, where she said ‘most
consumers are not concerned about biotech.’ “
In reality, consumers worldwide are concerned about biotech
foods. However, in the United States, consumers have been kept in
the dark about these risky genetically engineered foods because of
a lack of labeling requirements. Genetically engineered foods are
required to be labeled in all the European Union nations and in
Japan, China, South Korea, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and
many other countries around the world.
How unaware are American consumers about the presence of
genetically engineered foods in their diet? In a November 2004
report funded the United States Department of Agriculture and
conducted by Rutgers University, researchers found that only 31
percent of the American public thought that they had ever eaten a
genetically engineered product. Yet in reality, since soy and corn
are both used in many processed foods, the majority of people are
eating these unlabeled biotech products on a regular basis.
When researchers for this study asked consumers if they thought
genetically engineered foods should be required to be labeled, a
whopping 89 percent thought that they should be required to be
labeled and only 10 percent did not think that labels should be
required.
Organic Consumers Association · 6771 S. Silver Hill Drive · Finland, MN 55603
· Phone: 218-226-4164 · Fax: 218-353-7652 · Email: campaigns@organicconsumers.org
The point is that consumers in the United States are concerned about genetically engineered foods. The reason
they are not more outspoken about them is that they are being kept in the dark by the lack of labeling
requirements.
Therefore, the planned boycott of Kellogg’s products will serve to shine a bright light on the problem of
unlabeled genetically engineered foods in the United States.
If you wish to prevent the Organic Consumers Association and other non-profit organizations from moving
forward with this boycott of all Kellogg’s products, we request that your company issue a statement that
Kellogg’s has changed its position and established a policy to not use sugar from genetically engineered sugar
beets in its products.
Please respond to this letter by June 30, 2008.
Thank you for giving this matter your immediate attention.
Sincerely,
Ronnie Cummins, National Director Organic Consumers Association
Craig Winters, Executive Director The Campaign to Label GMO Foods
Kristin Schwab, Nutrition Coordinator, Urban Nutrition Initiative
Jenny Huston, MA, CEC, CDM, CFPP, Director of Culinary Social Enterprise, Bay Area Community Services
Bonni Miller, owner/cook, Chez Marche Cafe,
Omar Sahak, Program Assistant, Health Education Council
Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, The Oakland Institute
Windham County Genetic Engineering Action Group, Vermont
Mark Des Marets, Campaign Organizer, Northwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineering
Dan Hobbs, Executive Director, Organic Seed Alliance
Matthew Dillon, Senior Policy Analyst, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association
Judy Kew, Chair, Texas Consumers for Safe Foods
Brian Tokar, Director, Institute for Social Ecology
Renata Brillinger, Coordinator, Californians for GE-Free Agriculture
Martin T Donohoe, MD, FACP, Adjunct Professor, Portland State University*
*For informational purposes only—does not representative the views of Portland State University
WHAT IS IN THE CEREAL YOU ARE FEEDING YOUR CHILDREN?

Until my husband was diagnosed with this bloody lymphomn which we are saying bye-bye to, I had some idea of the crap being sold in pretty boxes in the supermarkets but was not aware of the depth of the problem.
Read for yourself, the work being pursued on your behalf byt this fantastic website, http://www.organicconsumers.org – below is just one of many issues.

WHAT IS IN YOUR BREAKFAST CEREAL?
WHAT ARE YOU FEEDING YOUR FAMILY?
___________________
You can read the whole thing here –

June 12, 2008
A. D. David Mackay
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kellogg Company
One Kellogg Square
Battle Creek, Michigan 49016-3599
Dear Mr. Mackay,
This letter is to notify you that the Organic Consumers Association
and other non-profit organizations listed below are planning to call
for a consumer boycott of all Kellogg’s products because of your
plans to use sugar from genetically engineered sugar beets in your
products.
In a November 26, 2007 article in The New York Times titled
“Next up for U.S. farmers: Genetically modified sugar beets” there
was a quote from a spokesperson from Kellogg’s. Here is how the
newspaper reported on Kellogg’s position:
“A Kellogg spokeswoman, Kris Charles, said her company, the top
U.S. maker of cereal, ‘would not have any issues’ purchasing such
sugar for products sold in the United States, where she said ‘most
consumers are not concerned about biotech.’ “
In reality, consumers worldwide are concerned about biotech
foods. However, in the United States, consumers have been kept in the dark about these risky genetically engineered foods because of a lack of labeling requirements. Genetically engineered foods are required to be labeled in all the European Union nations and in Japan, China, South Korea, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries around the world.
How unaware are American consumers about the presence of
genetically engineered foods in their diet? In a November 2004
report funded the United States Department of Agriculture and conducted by Rutgers University, researchers found that only 31 percent of the American public thought that they had ever eaten a genetically engineered product. Yet in reality, since soy and corn are both used in many processed foods, the majority of people are eating these unlabeled biotech products on a regular basis. When researchers for this study asked consumers if they thought genetically engineered foods should be required to be labeled, a whopping 89 percent thought that they should be required to be labeled and only 10 percent did not think that labels should be required.

Organic Consumers Association · 6771 S. Silver Hill Drive · Finland, MN 55603
· Phone: 218-226-4164 · Fax: 218-353-7652 ·
Email: campaigns@organicconsumers.org
The point is that consumers in the United States are concerned about genetically engineered foods. The reason they are not more outspoken about them is that they are being kept in the dark by the lack of labeling requirements.
Therefore, the planned boycott of Kellogg’s products will serve to shine a bright light on the problem of unlabeled genetically engineered foods in the United States.
If you wish to prevent the Organic Consumers Association and other non-profit organizations from moving forward with this boycott of all Kellogg’s products, we request that your company issue a statement that Kellogg’s has changed its position and established a policy to not use sugar from genetically engineered sugar beets in its products.
Please respond to this letter by June 30, 2008.
Thank you for giving this matter your immediate attention.
Sincerely,
Ronnie Cummins, National Director Organic Consumers Association
Craig Winters, Executive Director The Campaign to Label GMO Foods
Kristin Schwab, Nutrition Coordinator, Urban Nutrition Initiative
Jenny Huston, MA, CEC, CDM, CFPP, Director of Culinary Social Enterprise, Bay Area Community Services
Bonni Miller, owner/cook, Chez Marche Cafe,
Omar Sahak, Program Assistant, Health Education Council
Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, The Oakland Institute
Windham County Genetic Engineering Action Group, Vermont
Mark Des Marets, Campaign Organizer, Northwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineering
Dan Hobbs, Executive Director, Organic Seed Alliance
Matthew Dillon, Senior Policy Analyst, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association
Judy Kew, Chair, Texas Consumers for Safe Foods
Brian Tokar, Director, Institute for Social Ecology
Renata Brillinger, Coordinator, Californians for GE-Free Agriculture
Martin T Donohoe, MD, FACP, Adjunct Professor, Portland State University*
*For informational purposes only—does not representative the views of Portland State University
_______________
Kellogg’s response is here and at this link:
http://www.organicconsumers.org/ge/Kelloggsresponse.pdf
David Mackay
President
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ronnie Cummins
National Director
Organic Consumers Association
6771 South Silver Hill Drive
Finland, MN 55603
Dear Mr. Cummins:
June 27,2008
Thank you for your recent letter dated hne 12 regarding biotech ingredients.
While we don’t currently use sugar from genetically engineered sugar beets, it’s important to note that there is worldwide scientific consensus that there are no safety concerns with the currently
commercialized genetically modified agricultural products on the market, including sugar. The World Health Organization the Food and Agriculture Organizatiot of the IIN, the U.S. National Academy of
Sciences, and the American Medical Association all share this assessment.
Being a global organization, our focus has always been on meeting the needs of our consumers worldwide and being responsive to a variety of consumer preferences. Our decisions on whether or not to use
biotech ingredients are made on a market-by-market basis and depend on a variety of factors specific toeach market.
Consumer preference is the critical factor Kellogg uses in determining the products being provided in each market, and those preferences are not the same in every country. Ms. Charles was referring to a U.S.
study conducted in September 2007 by the International Food Lrformation Council stating that U.S. consumer “concems about the usage of biotech ingredients in food production are low.” Public
acceptance of biotechnology in Europe is lower than in the United States. As a result, all Kellogg products sold in Europe are free of any ingredients derived from biotech sources.

A11 of our products comply with the food labeling requirements in the markets in which they are sold throughout the world.
We are as committed today to protecting and promoting consumer confidence in our products as our founder, W. K. Kellogg, was when he had his name placed on every product as his personal assurance of
quality.
Thank you for taking the time to share your organization’s point of view and for allowing Kellogg Company to respond in kind.
Kel logg Company / Corporate Headquarters
One Kellogg Square / PO. Box 3599 / Battle Creek, Michigan 49016-3599 (269) 961-2000
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_______________
CONCLUSION: The rest of the world, apart from superpower USA, seems to know that engineered food, genetically altered food is NOT REAL FOOD.
AGAIN, WHAT ARE YOU REALLY EATING?
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