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Food Science

General Mills To Remove Antioxidant BHT From Its Cereals

Blogger known as Food Babe strikes again

by Melody M. Bomgardner
February 19, 2015 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 93, ISSUE 8

In the wake of a campaign by the controversial blogger Vani Hari, who goes by the name Food Babe, General Mills says it is removing the antioxidant butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) from its cereals.

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch will no longer contain BHT.
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Cinnamon Toast Crunch will no longer contain BHT.

The action is the latest to be trumpeted by Hari, who is not a scientist but whose blogging about food additives has the ability to make big companies jump. Last year the Subway sandwich chain removed a dough conditioner, azodicarbonamide, from its breads after similar haranguing by Hari.

Many of America’s favorite cereal brands contain a dash of BHT, a synthetic antioxidant that prevents vegetable oils from going rancid. BHT may be added directly to cereal, though it is commonly added to the plastic or wax paper liner of the packaging. From there, it migrates into food.

“BHT is an FDA-approved food ingredient, but we’re already well down the path of removing it from our cereals. This change is not for safety reasons but because we think consumers will embrace it,” General Mills says. The company claims the move has been under way for more than a year and was not motivated by the petition that Hari launched on Feb 5. Hari also has called on Kellogg’s to remove BHT.

There is no scientific evidence that BHT is harmful in the amounts used in packaged food. Indeed, in small amounts, it may have anticancer effects similar to those provided by naturally occurring antioxidants. But studies of larger doses have shown mixed results. In some mouse and rat studies, BHT appeared to trigger cancer in the forestomach, an organ that humans don’t have.

BHT is approved for use in both the U.S. and Europe, but Hari points out that cereals marketed in Europe by General Mills and Kellogg’s do not contain the additive. Already, General Mills says, the Cheerios, Trix, Kix, and Lucky Charms it sells in the U.S. contain no BHT. Cheerios products, for example, rely on vitamin E, also called mixed tocopherols, to keep them fresh. Other label-friendly antioxidants available to cereal companies include vitamins A and C and extracts of rosemary and thyme.



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Robert Butnrock (March 13, 2015 3:45 PM)
The Food Babe's attacks on chemicals she knows nothing about make her the chief preacher of chemophobia. Such baseless activism is exclusively self-promotional and is devoid of anything substantive. Much of her following is probably due to sex appeal. Her propaganda should be actively resisted and discounted.
Gail Lowe (August 5, 2015 6:02 PM)
Are you a scientist or a person who works with food additives?
Dave Wilson (March 4, 2016 1:28 PM)
I'm curious how much research you did on BHT before you made that rash comment and attack on the activist. From my reading, the research against it is rather compelling.
Mark (September 28, 2016 11:01 PM)
Dude, its not going to hurt us and I think this world has come to a selective diet and we are too particular about what is used in our food. If you don't like it, just don't eat it. Leave the people who want to eat it, eat it, after all, that is freedom. And ad for Kelloggs, its up to them ultimately what they want to do with their business in removing BHT. So as for the activist, good for him that's his freedom, but at the same time, he isn't me and I don't think 1 person's voice should be able to overpower people who don't care about the BHT. Its just an additive to preserve freshness.I've done enough research on BHT to know I'm not scared of it.
Dean (November 26, 2016 7:25 PM)
The problem with these food additives is that they have the potential to cause severe health problems as we are now finding out that high fructose corn syrup is directly linked to childhood obesity and type diabetes yet these food companies that use these ingredients do so because the FDA relies on "good faith" data that is provided by the same company that is trying to promote it's consumption using non-scientific means at best to derive their findings and are only bound by ever increasing their stock value and shareholder dividends without any regard to the consumer other than price reduction through the use of less expensive food additives, fillers and flavorings that have little to no food value as in sodium salts, less valuable sugar by products and cheap fats of all kinds that can be extremely acidic or toxic at higher levels than the FDA recommends simply by its prevalence in many foods as your "safe" BHA is now being found to be by ongoing research that is not done by food wizards who will do whatever it takes to sell their products to the public very much like the pesticide DDT was pushed as being good for the environment or the pharmaceutical company that promoted THALIDOMIDE to pregnant women which caused horrendous birth defects. How about they put into your kids breakfast cereal even though the FDA said it was "safe" back then.You might think twice when a Government agency is claiming something is safe to ingest when they accept studies at face value from the manufacturer because they know they can get away with it. The thing to remember here is just who's best interest are they working for YOU or PROFIT MARGIN
I will give you a little hint,IT'S NOT YOU PAL.
Mark (February 16, 2017 11:57 PM)
Moderation of everything is "ok" for the human body. I understand health factors could arise from accumulated amounts, but in Moderation, you most likely will not have to worry.
Robert (March 3, 2017 1:51 PM)
Dumb, Mark. Drinking gasoline in moderation would kill you, duh!
Joie (March 19, 2017 11:35 PM)
Very good points made Robert. Would never agree with Mark's ideology...I believe it's very dangerous and irresponsible thinking.
Jessica (May 18, 2017 2:50 PM)
That is a fallacy. Gasoline is not BHT, and what we call "moderation" what we talk about BHT is micrograms, not a shot of gasoline. BHT is fat soluble, which means if you sit around eating packaged foods with bht all day, yes, you might get sick. But if you are a healthy person who exercises and eats very little packaged foods then the risk is as minimal as getting gasoline on your baby finger. That is a more accurate comparison. You are more likely to get sick from all the sugar you can consume from cereal than bht. I know this, because I understand chemistry.
Yu Na (May 30, 2017 9:27 PM)
LOL, you've essentially said that the same thing. The foods aren't safe! Especially if you don't exercise. Fihi Ma Fihi(It is what it is).

Well, I understand chemistry, but also visit clinics where people thought they were eating healthy and all of a sudden their heart or kidneys started to malfunction. One of which was a police officer who built and trained like a bodybuilder before it happened. His 6pack was admired from what I heard. The outpouring of support was overwhelming. He also had a black belt in karate. Didn't drink or smoke. No history of kidney problems in the family. Ate salads every day. Didn't eat sweets. Even some of the chemicals in dressings are also fuel additives. Eating a salad or 2 a day with a salad dressing and still having kidney failure. He worked out, plenty. Hmmm...??? Luckily for him, one of his fellow officers was a kidney match. I can't say the same for the other people from different walks of life that were and still are active, but will now have to undergo a procedure to have the device placed in their arm for dialysis that I've talked to. Most of these chemicals are like any other drug, there can be an overdose side effect. But if you aren't told where the drugs are, then how can you limit the dose. What is the 1 dose? 1tsp? 1tbsp? 1oz? They aren't just in sugary foods. Don't fool yourself. OMY! I can't tell you how many people I talk that tell me they feel like they're being punished for being so judgmental of obese people. Or how upset the 25 year old was when she was told that even one cold cut at a popular sandwich shop which she loved to eat at everyday could have put her in complete renal failure because she was walking around that close and didn't know. She only drank sports drinks and water all her life and thought that was healthy because it wasn't soda. I think the parents should have known not be be given a child electrolyte drinks if they aren't low on electrolytes. I never drank Gatorade when I was growing up unless sick with the flu and hadn't eaten because of. Today, I don't think some parents think about it as more than just another drink at the machine. Try looking at the back of some healthy stuff sometimes. Condiments also. Mixed in with the longer words towards the end after all the easy on the eye words. Anything baked really. I am sure you know what the Mono, Di and Tri represent so I don't have to explain. Don't be surprised. Many of them have a no more than 1 dose per 24 hour period, as drugs that is. There are more than just a few. Before judging people who trust that a diet dressing is healthy on top of a plate of veggies, Please understand that people have had heart attacks at gyms and fitness facilities. I have talked with them also when they have their devices added. Especially in gym showers. When the body is in cool down mode. No matter how much one exercises, they can never achieve a cast iron kidney or heart. I do agree that we need to change eating habits in our country, but in reality, we have to look at the whole of things. Not point the finger at someone for believing what they see advertised. Some people need to believe the family environment that a restaurant brags about.They need somewhere to take them. They want to take Mama to a nice restaurant once in a while. Well, You have no idea what they buy or the ins and outs of preparation everywhere you've eaten.

I saw a video once of a lady screaming at a FF employee because she asked for fresh food. To me, nothing they could do to it would make it fresh. It came in on a truck from a warehouse after sitting somewhere else for however long. Really? But her thoughts on the subject were obviously different. I could blame her parents, but they probably had to compete with what her friends wanted to do and eat as she grew older. It's a large web. If you understand where I am coming from. In essence, I said all that to mean, once again, Fihi Ma Fihi (It is what it is). That was one ingredient in one product. Which is a milestone. But it is one of several milestones in an industry that donates in order to atone. Like so many others. I just don't like when children are the targets.
Nancy (June 29, 2017 11:09 AM)
Jessica I am sure exercise is great. But there are children who eat cereal everyday for breakfast. In their little bodies that are growing it can't be good in any amount. Now every cereal you pick up on the shelf is has genetic engineering. Check it out
Mark (March 3, 2018 10:42 PM)
Ah so now we are calling people dumb for their opinions
Danielle W. (June 13, 2017 2:02 PM)
Not many people know about Thalidomide or what DDT did, thumbs up
Brenda (January 4, 2017 8:53 AM)
A lot of us are scared of it and a lot of other chemicals but wouldn't know about it if people weren't informing us. Glad to hear you did your research and it is your choice to eat it. None of the chemicals we are eating will do any harm in small doses by themselves but several of them together over decades may. If you look at increases in dementia type diseases, cancer and Autism in relation to the increased use of chemicals you have to know there are some that are dangerous to our health. We need information to make intelligent choices.
Mark (February 17, 2017 12:03 AM)
I dont think ypu should be eating foods with artificial lab manumactured componemts on a regular basis, thats where i agree you might have problems in the future. so long as you maintain a balanced lifestyle, moderate your consumption, and be aware of what you eat has it, you would be fine for a lifetime
Jeff (January 19, 2017 3:00 AM)
Mark: I find it interesting that you claim that there are people who want to eat "bht", after all, it's an additive to preserve freshness and if there is any empirically validated scientific evidence that BHT has the potential to harm one's health, which in case there is, then, we must take that into consideration, as our medical health profession is based on scientific evidence. What would make sense is that if there are those who want to "eat bht" as you put it, then perhaps they can sell BHT to those people in its synthetic form. That might be perhaps more logical than suggesting that there would be any significant majority of persons who would choose to have BHT as the preservative in the cereal when others would work as well: they are purchasing the cereal for its taste and not its choice of a preservative. It shouldn't matter one way or antoher right? Out of curiosity why do you want it in your cereal?
Mark (February 17, 2017 12:18 AM)
I never said people "want" to eat bht. Selling bht would not be practical in my opinion, mostly because that's where there really might become a problem in over consumption leading to health problems. It's up to a consumer to be aware of their own personal preferences whether they care about bht or not. I'm not trying to say that any people who want bht free options have a bad opinion at all, I really just think that there is a fine line between worrying about being healthy(me), and worrying too much about preservatives in general.
James Bosso (July 13, 2017 3:51 PM)
Wrong! There are people who would choose to 'eat' BHT. A book from the late 70's or early 80's was written by some masters level students called "life extension". I think they sold the rights to the name to a store chain. You may have seen one of their stores. This young couple promoted consumption of BHT. They thought that we did not get enough of it in our food supply. They thought that this and other synthetic chemicals would assist the body and extend our lives. They noted that BHT was an alternative treatment for herpes and that the suspected mechanism was exposing the underlying structure of the virus to the body's defenses by stripping off the outer coating.
Cindy (March 3, 2017 1:50 PM)
Too funny Mark! It's way more than one person's voice!!! :)
Delicia Ambrosino (March 26, 2017 3:14 PM)
I'd rather see activism on whole, green, organic foods A to Z at prices everyone can afford.
I'd rather see activism on cleaning up and stopping the damage of our oceans as they, the oceans, suck a lot of CO2 out of the atmosphere cleansing what we breathe, make it so we have water on land so we can eat, farm, and drink, and keep the weather "normal" which hasn't been the case for years, and finally, helps to keep temperatures normal for whatever area including desert, the arctics, temperate, sub-tropical, and tropical. Dr. Sylvia Earle said, "Without the blue there will be no green. Without the green there will be no us". We are extremely tied to the oceans. The water and salt content in our bodies is almost equivalent to that of the oceans. Sharks are our one greatest hope of finding a cure for cancer though few know about it. Sharks NEVER get cancer even when malignant cells have been transferred into their body or even, get this, when a tumor transplant has been done on them and they{the tumors} have been placed in various parts of the body including the brain and yet, every shark remained cancer free and the tumors die even after having "settled in". Now, that reason alone should be enough incentive to be an activist for the oceans especially when approximately 75 million shark are caught, have their fins removed, and dumped back into the ocean alive to painfully drown or bleed out....75 million a YEAR- goodbye cancer cure. Plus because of that, sharks are apex predators which means they help keep the ocean balanced. An unbalanced ocean is an ocean in deep trouble and therefore, so are we. So after knowing how important oceans are to our well being and there are few activists saying anything about that what do you think is more important- BHT or getting our oceans back to a healthy state? Eating clean green food, breathing clean air, having clean water, having a healthy land with normal weather and temperatures, and the medicines we need or BHT? In my opinion, if someone wants to be an activist or something why not that and green, organic foods? After all, we get a lot of foods and medicines from the ocean. BHT? Give me a break. That's nit picking in my book. Why not go for something that's really important? Like really jumping on the band wagon to save our world and our people. Thanks for reading. ~D~
David (May 4, 2017 1:02 PM)
Its OK , to Embalm yourself Prematurely , The freedom is yours and the world will be a better place without you Mark
Tara (June 18, 2016 8:31 PM)
"chemophobia"? Wouldn't that be a fear of chemotherapy? Because I'll tell you, as a cancer patient that has endured brain surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy to combat a malignant brain tumour, while I don't have a fear of chemotherapy, I do have a fear of ingesting carcinogenic foods and chemicals. Feel free to read this article on Carcinogenicity and modification of the carcinogenic response by BHA, BHT, and other antioxidants. It is available online at the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health:
CroSel (August 31, 2016 8:23 PM)
Thank you Tara for your well supported comment. It's enlightening to know that BHT causes cancer in Hamsters. Bare in mind, studies such as: Will BHT cause cancer in human beings most likely is not condoned due to ethical and legal reasons of experimenting on humans. Therefore, I would not take this research lightly and I think it's fair to extrapolate it to human beings since we're organisms as well.
Isabella Kerr (September 16, 2016 2:35 PM)
I agree with your comment that it can cause a cancer/bht/. I have been shocked with some opinions. I guess some people do not do a research. I am going to switch to other low sugar brands. Simply I do not like sweet food. Unfortunately I have had a skin cancer that showed that I am prone to have a cancer. I am sorry I did not do my research earlier. I have been eating this cereal for a long time.
Jacqueline M (January 24, 2017 3:31 PM)
You clearly have not read deeply into BHT, furthermore, this article does not state all of the findings.
Mark (March 3, 2017 1:48 PM)
Nonsense, Robert. :)
Alain Roy (March 20, 2015 6:40 PM)
Perhaps we can now address Sodium aluminum phosphate in rising crust pizzas. From Nestles to Pillsbury they all claim that it's the only chemical agent known to enable the dough to rise. To my knowledge McCains introduced in 2013 a new sodium aluminum phosphate free rising crust pizzas. Best regards. P.s. Some turnovers and other rising dough pasteries incorporate this ingredient.
Name (June 11, 2015 4:09 AM)
More than 90% of our grains and cereals including rice (UK and abroad) are subject to a pre-harvest spraying of roundup herbicide - a new but insane practice started in 2003. This has massively increased residue levels to 100 PPM and more, of this noxious substance in our bread and cereal. Research has clearly shown that roundup/glyphosate is responsible for cancers, endocrine disruption and cardiac arrythmia. The american government which is in the pocket of the makers of glyphosate last year massively increased the permitted residue levels in farm produce anywhere from 2 times to 25 times depending on the food stuff. Now they want to force this noxious waste and their gmo waste on europe by way of TTIP that is, if you are not already eating this garbage and you easily could be. Are you one of the million+ people who in the UK have atrial fibrillation? Bread or cereal is very possibly the cause.
Mickey (August 25, 2015 1:27 PM)
I agree with you 100%
trwerw (August 14, 2015 4:17 PM)
It's good to be concerned about nutrition. But it's also good to know how real science works. This self-important nazi-bloggers do no good. And no, I don't work for any food company.
Mickey (August 25, 2015 1:22 PM)
I agree with the BHT being removed, probably many othe thingss should be removed as well. Is this also in Canada? I would like to know why all cereals and all foods nearly have so much sugar in them. It is usually second on the list showing the content is very high in sugar' It is not only in cereal, but all foods nearly.
Annalissa (January 19, 2016 1:08 PM)
So, a woman who has no background in food, nutrition, chemistry, etc. and calls herself "Food Babe" is your guiding source of proper nutrition and safe eating? Seriously? Why are you believing someone that has no idea what she's talking about? Do you not read any of the disclaimers that clearly state that she (and other Bloggers) are only stating their opinion, and that their conclusions aren't based on any type of actual science, that everything they write it the way they put things together.

Reminds me of all the people that believe that margarine is plastic because of a one molecule difference. Or the ones that swear up and down if you put hydrogen in something you're gonna die. Guess what sweetie....water is hydrogen and oxygen. Better stop drinking water, it's hydrogenated! H2 treated with Oxygen.

Before passing judgement and spreading misinformation take a few general science classes and some basic chemistry classes!
Spiz (February 3, 2016 3:41 PM)
Annalissa You're ridiculous. It's not the hydrogen that is bad, it's the by product. Have you missed out on the fact of how dangerous trans fats are for us!! Hydrogen is a NATURAL part of water. You scientists think you can play God with our food and in effect our bodies and health!! I think you are the one who needs to do some research. Or at least be more open minded.
Jenny Rose (April 20, 2016 10:28 AM)
Thank you! You stated it straight up!
Dave Wilson (March 4, 2016 1:58 PM)
As with the other critique given I have to state my concern is that you haven't put any facts out to support your argument.

There is rather compelling evidence against BHT as well as that it isn't harmful. A valid concern may be that science can be biased based upon who is doing the research. I would have preferred for you to site resources that help support your thoughts that BHT is fine to consume. It is always good to have healthy debates about issues.

I will express a couple of my opinions related to your comment:

I agree with you that it is our responsibility as consumers to fact check and look at what we are eating. Although I don't believe a basic chemistry class is what you need but rather a health and nutrition class. I think you will find that wanting to be responsible for what goes into one's body is the very root of why so many are upset that the FDA seems to side with big business rather than individual rights to have food labeled.

My opinion of your argument is that it is weak. Here's why:

One, you didn't speak to your credentials or to your own personal research (It's hard to take you seriously about taking a basic class when we don't know if you've ever taken a basic class yourself.)

Two, despite your rather passionate feelings about the "Food Babe" expressing her opinion despite her clearly telling us that is all they are, you are in fact doing the very same thing you are criticizing.

Here's my critique: The difference between "Food Babe" and you is that you appear to be disguising yourself as an expert on the topic thus making your "opinion" superior to hers. Without those credentials I mentioned earlier, I have to believe you just didn't like her opinion and in fact you don't have any more research to support that opinion than she did to support hers.
Darlene (March 3, 2017 1:55 PM)
Annalissa - it's YOU who are clueless. Go back to school!
Mike (March 9, 2016 6:12 PM)
3 years ago I started to not feel well (daily) and thought maybe I now have a food allergy at 35 years old. Every time I did not feel well, I had pain in my digestive tract. I went to four doctors and they never could find what was causing me to feel bad. So I started a food journal and recorded what I was eating. After a month of notating what foods I was eating , I noticed a pattern the foods I ate contained BHT or TBHQ. I do believe a small amount will not cause immediate reaction , but my diet at the time had many foods with BHT/TBHQ. I may be more sensitive than others, but be aware that this used to protect oils from going bad. This is not something we should be eating... My advice: When you shop at the grocery store only shop the outside perimeter (Veggies, Fruits, Meats, and Breads) and only go down the baking aisle for spices, flour, etc. The other aisles have food additives in most products, avoid these types of food. Today, I am healthy and feel great. I only changed what I was eating and it made me feel good again :)
Tina (February 21, 2017 7:06 AM)
So General Mills removed BHT. Is the Tripotassium Phosphate an acceptable ingriegredient? So sad
Melvin Pratt (May 7, 2016 2:29 PM)
I just finished a box of Post Shredded Wheat and the entire backside of the box is devoted to claims about their ingedient list being so good that they have nothing to hide because it's 100% whole grain wheat. However the actual ingredient list says (in very, very small print) that BHT is added to the packaging "to preserve the natural wheat flavor." Googling BHT is how I got to these comments. It is like microwave popcorn --they don't put Teflon in the corn, they just coat the inside of the bags with it, but it gets into the food anyway. I'm wondering how long ago was BHT approved by FDA and how rigorous was the safety testing? I'm old enough to remember when they couldn't pretend that margarine was butter, it came in a pure white block with a little cellophane bag of yellow dye, you had to mix it yourself if you wanted it to look like butter. Pure food activists like the Food Babe, serve the public. We cant trust FDA to protect our food. It took years of public activism to force the food industry to get rid of trans fats, and only after the battle had been won did the FDA finally decide that it wasnt good for us.
Jeff (May 22, 2016 9:25 AM)

A link to PubMed (NIH) on the topic. Mostly cosmetic commentary, but provides a short background on studies/results.
sharon anderson (May 22, 2016 4:40 PM)
I am glad to know that the manufacturers of cereal have plans to remove BHT from their cereals. I have not bought cereal for 15 years due to when the cereal companies began putting BHT in their cereals. They went all those years without it being in there, so why was it necessary to suddenly start adding it ? There are many preservatives that are healthier that could be used instead. Vitamin C is just one option. And, when companies eliminate certain ingredients from the same product, due to the laws of manufacturing in other countries, why do they feel the need to add it in the U.S.A just because it is allowed ? In response to all the criticism towards the blogger "Food Babe", I am not a scientist or expert of any sorts either but, I can read and do research. Take note, if the cereal manufacturers didn't believe that "Food Babe" was right on target, they would not change a thing. Wealthy companies do not jump for "no reason". Wise up people, these companies out there do not do what is best for us. They do what is best for their wallets.
Name (June 13, 2016 9:15 PM)
I REALLY wish Kellogg's would jump on board with removing BHT! I used to love their cereals years ago when, according to a commenter above, they did not use this additive (can anyone confirm?). I would really love some Rice Krispies, but I do NOT need to consume BHT along with it. Please remove the BHT, we don't need it!!!
Jotham Bessey (October 21, 2016 9:00 PM)
There is an additive in processed foods (not all processed foods, but in most cereals) that makes me sick. I mean really sick. Unable to move pain coupled with bad diarrhea, itching joints, headaches... I found BHT is a common thread in those foods. I am currently researching on how to isolate BHT effects on my body.
ellen kucera (October 23, 2016 11:51 AM)
What about trisodium phosphate? I see absolutely NO reason for this to be in food. It is a paint peeling and wall cleansing chemical product that you can get at the hardware store. ABSURD!!! America needs to get pro active for our kids and look at ingredients very closely. There are cures for cancer: DONT INGEST SUBSTANCES THAT CAUSE IT!! Sheesh!
Jamie (November 27, 2016 1:13 PM)
But here we are, a year and a half later, and BHT is still in their cereals. What happened??
LM (January 3, 2017 1:41 PM)
January 2017 British Columbia box cornflakes has BHT (bbf August 2017) so no change yet to ingredients. Big pharma think they can throw any sh** in our food and we just accep it. Cornflakes in uk were 'cleaner' thought not healthy but ok as occasional food. I will not buy Kellogg's cereal again, they have lost a customer. Shame they don't think of this for us informed customers.
Gail Clements (February 27, 2017 10:19 PM)
It's Feb 2017, and the BHT is still in Cinnamon Toast Crunch, so my 8 year old does not get to eat it. Kellogg's and others need to remove it as well. Also the replacement preservative needs to be less dangerous (i.e. not made from coal tar/petroleum).
Solo (March 6, 2017 8:12 AM)
I was looking at the cereal box that contains cinnamon toast crunch and BHT is still there despite the company's promise to remove it . General mills annonced that it was going to remove BHT from its cereal products in 2015. We are now in 2017 and the chemical is still there.
ls (March 10, 2017 9:40 AM)
wow, the chemophobes and foodbabe fighters found the online comments section of the Time magazine of chemists...its like the inpatient mental ward breaking into the drug stockroom....I see most of the real chemists have decided to stay away and focus on educating those who want to understand how the world works, not those who have decided they have figured all out already.
Peggy (April 27, 2017 9:20 AM)
Special K still has BHT listed in its ends. Are you going to take it out of the product?
Blair Hutt (May 12, 2017 10:31 PM)
So take out BHT 2015 and add paint thinner 2017? Who the hell cares if Cheerios is GMO if the 5th ingredient is Tripotassium phosphate!!!. The government doesn't want this stuff in cleaning products to avoid containing our water because it is a known carcinogen. But the FDA says they can dump this poison in our children's cereal.
Chris (May 20, 2017 2:55 PM)
I highly doubt General Mills cereals will ever change. Full of GMO's, several still with BHA, some with added/artificial colors (such as Lucky Charms), and Tripotassium phosphate.

General Mills telling us about Cherrios all the time is starting to get old.

sir lancelot (May 30, 2017 9:14 AM)
As of 5/30/3017 General Mills has not removed BHT from their cereal. Whats going on ?

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