Great News! Iconic Grape Nuts Cereal from Post foods is now non-GMO verified. Earlier this month, we learned that General Mills was removing genetically modified ingredients from their Cheerios Original product. Post is doing the same, but taking it one step further by using an external third party to verify their product is indeed free of GMOs. Many consumers complained about Cheerios not going through the third party verification process.
In the case of Grape Nuts, there was not a whole lot to change, as the product is wheat based. This is the ingredient list:
Whole Grain Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Isolated Soy Protein, Salt, Whole Grain Barley Flour, Malt Extract, Dried Yeast, Reduced Iron, Niacinamide, Zinc Oxide (Source Of Zinc), Vitamin B6, Thiamin Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid.
The isolated soy protein is no longer GMO. According to Food Navigator, the company removed some of the added vitamins (A, D, Riboflavin, and B12) from its product. The manufacturing process for vitamins and supplements often involves the use of corn derivatives. Corn and soy in the US are, for the most part, genetically modified.
The non-GMO verification is only for the original product, not the other flavors. This is a great first step, though. Kudos to Post, and to the Grape Nuts Team for listening to your customers.
Regardless of its GMO status, Grape Nuts is a solid cereal with 7 grams of fiber and only one teaspoon of added sugar.
So, who do you think will be the next food company to add a non GMO product into the ring?