Ben & Jerry’s vows to stop using GMO ingredients in North America by next year

JunkScience looks forward to debunking this — like we did with Ben & Jerry’s dioxin activism.

Read about Ben & Jerry’s GMO pledge.

Read Steve Milloy’s “A Scoop of Debunkey Monkey.”

4 responses to “Ben & Jerry’s vows to stop using GMO ingredients in North America by next year

  1. Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavorings to be GMO free? Wonderful. Does this mean all the other Unilever food products will also be GMO free? This anti-GMO fear strikes me as mass sociogenic hysteria. If there never were such things as GMO products, the “activists” would have to find something else to kvetch about. They’d cry if they were hung with a new rope.

  2. GMOs appear to be harmless and so do their products.
    Ben & Jerry have a business model of appealing to the rebellious, edgy, hip side of a wealthy audience. They’re making a fortune off of the vanity of their customers. Well, to each one’s own.
    But it’s too bad that they use such a big megaphone because their appeal to the foolish vanity of their customers spills over and gives low-information voters ideas.

  3. I tend to like Ben & Jerry’s because I enjoy a few of their flavors. However, they’re also damn expensive. I can only imagine how this might drive up their prices…over emotional poppycock.

  4. C’mon! It’s a marketing ploy. MT Geoff has got it right. Unilever couldn’t care less about “GMO ingredients”. But they figure a significant number of their customers (or potential ones) do. Simple as that.

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