In response to consumer demand backed by the specter of GMO labeling, Hershey has switched from GMO Roundup Ready Sugar Beets to non GMO Pure Cane Sugar. If the package does not say Pure Cane Sugar, it is Pure GMO.
100 percent of market economy Beet Sugar is now GMO. There is no non GMO sugar beet seed available to growers. Perhaps they could order seed from Russia and save seeds?
We are at the cusp of a Accountability revolution in the corporate food industry.
The top states for sugar beet production are Minnesota, Idaho, and North Dakota. They are angry with consumers. I guess turnabout is fair play… we consumers are angry with Bill Gates/Monsanto Money/Grocers/agrochem for forcing genetically modified food down our throats and paying our representatives off to help them lie about it. They can sell GMO openly or not at all. Funny how the market economy decides these things. Big money hates the free market.
I bought heirloom sugar beet seeds this year and will plant a batch and process my own sugar. It basically turns out that I don’t need the agrochem industry as much as I once thought. Silly of them to teach people that… at one time I mostly grew beautiful flowers and supported American farmers through the Farmers Market. Now I grow my own.
Hershey is moving in the right direction, albeit under coercion. A shame Hershey felt the need to declare war on consumers, they lost an enormous amount of priceless goodwill that was once theirs.