Big disappointment today! I was eyeing a gorgeous Berry Chantilly Cake at Whole Foods Market, and asked what kind of sugar they used. The sales clerk didn’t know, so he brought me their 50# bag of sugar, marked in big letters: Western Sugar. OMG I was shocked! Western Sugar is the biggest producer of GMO beet sugar in the USA! The Western Sugar company is totally opposed to GMO labeling. Excuse me, Whole Foods, what kind of integrity is this?
GMO beet sugar is the #1 sugar consumed in the USA, primarily used in restaurants and the food service industry. GMO beet sugar is significantly cheaper than cane sugar, and it is raised with – you guessed it – Monsanto’s herbicide Glyphosate. Glyphosate has been proven to be a root cause of Autism, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Obesity, Parkinson’s, and Gut disorders. I am so disappointed!
Ingredients in Whole foods Markets Berry Chantilly Cake
GMO ingredients and those raised with Monsanto’s Glyphosate (in bold):
Wheat flour (Wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, Thiamine mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic acid.) Non-GMO cage-free eggs (citric acid added), GMO beet sugar, GMO canola oil, GMO-fed milk, baking powder, GMO cornstarch, Vanilla flavor (Water, Glycerin, alcohol, caramel color, vanilla extract.) salt, Non-GMO canola pan spray: (Canola oil harvested with Glyphosate, sunflower lecithin, propellant), Vanilla Buttercream: (Powdered GMO Beet Sugar, GMO-fed butter, Palm shortening, GMO-fed Milk, Vanilla Extract: (Vanilla Bean Extract, Water, GMO Beet Sugar, Alcohol) salt. Sprinkles: GMO Beet Sugar, GMO Cornstarch, Palm Oil & Palm Kernel Oil, GMO soy lecithin, Colored with turmeric, annatto, & vegetable juices, confectioners’ glaze carnauba wax.
Health Risks of Beet Sugar
Like a triple whammy, GMO Beet sugar first damages your health by destabilizing blood sugar – just like all sugars. Secondly, GMO foods destroy intestinal flora, cause auto-immune diseases, food allergies, bloating, obesity, infertility, birth defects, liver atrophy, altered sperm cells. GMO foods also block the natural lymphoma defense systems in the body, increasing the risks of all types of cancer. The list goes on!
Thirdly, Beet Sugar gives you a dose of Glyphosate herbicide. Monsanto’s Glyphosate is most farmers’ herbicide of choice, used on both GMO and non-GMO foods. Ever since the World Health Organization named it a probable carcinogen in 2015, several courageous scientists have documented its specific effects on human health, clearly correlating it to increases in autism, gluten intolerance, celiac disease, kidney disease, gut disorders, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. For example, neurological damage from Glyphosate impairs the brain’s ability to eliminate heavy metals and other toxins. Glyphosate disrupts the gut’s ability to destroy cancer cells. Autism and Alzheimer’s disease have been linked to aluminum and mercury disruption in the pineal gland. Your healthy solution: Eat 100% organic and uprocessed foods.
How to recognize GMO Beet Sugar: It is labeled “sugar”, not “cane sugar”. It often comes in a large 50# bag used for the food service industry. Western Sugar is one of the largest GMO beet sugar producers in the world.
GMO beet sugar represents about 55% of the sugar consumed in the USA. Because of its lower cost compared to cane sugar, it is primarily used by the food service industry. Both GMO beet sugar and cane sugar are routinely sprayed with Monsanto’s toxic herbicide Glyphosate.