That’s right! Later this year Hershey’s making the BIG SWITCH people. No-GMO’s in their two most popular products, Hershey Kisses and Milk Chocolate Bars. I congratulate them on this smart move, and hope they will consider removing all GMO’s from their entire product line. Hershey’s will also ditch emulsifier polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR) and artificial vanillin for the brands as it pledges to shift to “simple ingredients”. Did you hear that, “Simple Ingredients”?
Hershey said in a statement:
“We are specifically looking to formulate new products and transition existing products to deliver on no artificial flavors, no synthetic colors, no high fructose corn-syrup and to be gluten-free.”
A couple of years ago, in February 2013, GMO Inside began calling on consumers to put pressure on Hershey’s (as well Mars) to make its products without GMOs due to concerns over the environmental and health impacts of GMOs. Well, thousands of consumers went to facebook, wrote emails, and made telephone calls urging Hershey’s to move to non-GMO ingredients. All of our hard work paid off.
I’m impressed! But wait, didn’t Nestlé USA not too long ago also made a similar announcement to ditch artificial colors and flavors from all chocolate and candy products, such as Butterfinger, Crunch and Baby Ruth. I see a BIG TREND happening here people. I say, to HELL with GMO’s!
Do you even know what GMO’s are? I’ll leave it up to the experts to explain this. Check out Non-GMO Project website for a full easy-read understanding of GMO’s. I’m hoping other food companies will take heed.
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