Have you heard? The sugar beet seed producers have switched over to Monsanto's genetically modified seeds, so the sugar made from beets in the US will be almost all from genetically modified beets - they aren't even selling the non GMO sugar beet seeds at production level any more. I read that a few weeks ago but didn't realize it would hit the market so soon, this came in the Organic Consumers Association this week: ALERT: OCA LAUNCHES KELLOGG'S BOYCOTT GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SUGAR TO HIT SUPERMARKET SHELVES THIS YEAR The Organic Consumers Association' s (OCA) and allies are calling for a boycott of all Kellogg's products after Kellogg's refuses to source only GE-Free Sugar. Monsanto's RoundUp Ready Genetically Engineered Sugar is due to hit stores this year, exposing millions of consumers to untested and unlabeled "Franken Foods" that threaten human heath, the environment and farmers' rights everywhere. Take Action-Join the Boycott! http://organicconsu mers.org/ kelloggs. cfm Sign OCA's Petition to Kellogg's http://salsa. democracyinactio n.org/o/642/ petition. jsp? petition_KEY= 1300 Make a Free Call to Kellogg's and let them know how you feel http://organicconsu mers.org/ ge/CallKelloggs. htm Send a Letter to the Editor of you Local Newspapers about the Boycott http://salsa. democracyinactio n.org/o/642/ letter/?letter_ KEY=1009 ************ **** Organic foods can't be genetically modified, but they aren't required to test what they get to make sure the sources didn't lie/make a mistake. Organic fair trade sugar is mostly made from sugar cane and will remain a safe bet, but I've read that over the years the sugar beets are quickly taking over the sugar market in the US because they don't have the climate requirements that the cane does. The sugar beet residue after extracting the sugar is fed to livestock and used to make cheap wines. OMGosh I was surprised and apalled at this. BYC should start a petition for this.