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As a former Kashi Queen ...

Monday, April 23, 2012

I appreciated this. I found it on a FB page. It was taken by a sales rep at a grocery store in Rhode Island. I've been extolling the hazards of gluten since my celiac dx in 2006. I even wrote Kashi a line or two about how I don't appreciate their product; that it needed a black box Surgeon General's Warning (all gluten products do). Though a gluten warning would be better, it's a brilliant start to see a GROCERY making effort to protect its consumers.

"You might be wondering where your favorite Kashi cereals have gone.
It has recently come to our attention that 100% of the soy used in Kashi products is Genetically Modified, and that when the USDA tested the grains used there were found to be pesticides that are known carcinogens and hormone disruptors."


Niece shared a link about "awkward runners" which was cute. I hesitate to classify myself, as I'm a separate but equally awkward breed so says my family- LOL. Here's a link to a few youtube vids, first one being the awkward runner one:

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Here's Saturday Night Live's "Almost Food" commercial: too funny.

(Too much is going on. Gotta get my thoughts together.)
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    Wow!! thanks for sharing....who knew? SMH.....
    2052 days ago
    Thanks for sharing the information
    One day at a time
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    2055 days ago
    SNL won't play up here in Canadia but I can imagine. "It's a dessert topping!" "No! It's a floor wax!" "It's a dessert topping AND a floor wax!" Remember that one? The runners were very funny. I hope I never have to see a video of myself attempting to run. Congenitally deformed hips and knees plus several spine injuries keep me from making the idiotic mistake of trying. Most of the time. Seeing my bulges flop and jiggle in the big mirror at Zumba class is bad enough. People are catching on to the evils of wheat, grains, gluten, pesticides...just not fast enough to really make Big Ag's wallet hurt.
    2057 days ago
    Will have to watch the links later, but I'm really pleasantly surprised by the Kashi comment!
    2060 days ago
    2060 days ago
    Ha ha...I so relate to the runner. I purposely run at night and try to pick routes on the streets with the fewest street lights.
    2061 days ago
    Oh my gosh . . . Almost Pizza is hysterical!
    2061 days ago
    Man oh man, it was painful enough seeing a short video clip of me riding a couple of yrs ago; I'm sure running would be a real horror show!

    I've been disgruntled to catch glimpses of my flab in the gym mirrors**, but fortunately not bad enough to keep me outta there ;-)

    **I'm working so hard, & still look like THIS?!?!?

    I am picking up trays of breakfast tacos for my son's school trip tomorrow; it made me INSANE when I saw the teacher's email soliciting donuts!
    2061 days ago
    Thanks for sharing!
    2061 days ago
    Thank you so much for this.
    2061 days ago
    Yuck. Just another reason to avoid the icky grains and most processed foods.

    Thank goodness my running days are over. I was a sprinter anyway. I hate long distance running. I liked the first 2 males in the video. LOL.

    We have our own set of awkward runners here.

    One woman with an badonkadonk butt ran for years and year and years and never lost an ounce. She always seemed to run in front of the entire world on the main drag. She wore daisy dukes and each of her thighs was the size of a Volkswagen bus. Her running was a cross between a megaton waddle and a funky chicken. The entire world here assumed she was mentally deranged. My husband gagged when he would see her. Eventually one day the pounds had poured off and she was actually thin. I assumed she had developed diabetes because after a decade her running technique remains terrible.

    Another man kind of mimics the second guy on the video. His technique is horrible and he is mostly sidelined rubbing out his muscle cramps but he has thousands of dollars worth of goofy, gawdy, glow-in-the-dark exercise outfits, helmets, hats, and more headbands than a valley girl plus all the latest bells and whistles. He reminds me of the coach on Mad TV. LOL.

    Loved the Almost Pizza! ROFLMBO!!! I'm about ready for some Almost Salad. LOL.
    2061 days ago
    No wonder Kashi made me plump!!!
    2061 days ago
    Unless there's a USDA Organic certified label on it (or a QAI Organic label), chances are the product isn't entirely organic in every ingredient. Depending on how "organic" you want to go, you really need to pay attention to certified labels nowadays.

    An easy marketing strategy is companies putting words like "organic" and "all natural" on their packaging when there's only a little percentage of an ingredient that's truly organic. I've always enjoyed Kashi when I used to eat it, it's definitely one of those items that's a step in the right direction when it comes to making better choices.

    Thanks for this wonderful blog! Don't be a typical, mindless supermarket drone! Read your labels, nutrition facts AND ingredients! :)
    2061 days ago
    I STILL eat Kashi, but thanks for that post. I'm not too scared of genetically modified foods (brussel sprouts, anyone?), but that's just my opinion. But the pesticides, that's another story.
    2061 days ago
    I used to ea Kashi all the time before going wheat free. I thought they were organic - need to read closer. Oh man, thanks for sharing!
    2061 days ago
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    I see their labels don't claim to be organic. If they were organic, there wouldn't be any GMO ingredients. Hopefully, they'll get it sorted out so all the cereal eaters can breathe a sigh of relief. Don't they know that virtually all soy is GMO and laden with pesticides? Where have they been? I think I'll continue to get my protein from meat and eggs, thank you!
    2061 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. Great, guess this says it all about organic food labels..........
    2061 days ago
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