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Organic Cereal Scorecard » Cascadian Farm Details

Brand Name:
Cascadian Farm
Company/Type:
General Mills/Public Corporation
Rating:
  3
Organic Status
100% of the brand's cereal and granola products are certified organic/corporate owner is one of nation’s largest agribusinesses involved in GMO/ chemical agriculture

Since the year 2000, the Cascadian Farm brand has been owned by General Mills, one of the world’s largest food companies. General Mills also markets conventional cereal such as Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Kix and Total.

While the Cascadian Farm brand is all organic, the vast majority of General Mills’ brands are conventional and some General Mills breakfast cereals, such as Kix, have jumped on the “natural” bandwagon and now make claims such as “Made with all natural corn.” General Mills markets Cascadian Farms, and other brands in their organic portfolio, such as Muir Glen canned tomato products, under the “Small Planet Foods” umbrella.

General Mills had $6.5 billion in retail sales for breakfast cereal alone in 2009 and is the country’s second largest marketer of breakfast cereal.

Criteria
Score
Organic Status of Cereal/Granola by Brand
100
Organic Commitment by Corporate Owner
5
GMO Policy (By Brand, in Cereal/Granola)
100
GMO Policy by Corporate Owner
0
Hexane (in cereal/granola products)
100
Agrichemical Use (by Brand, in Cereal/Granola Products)
100
Agrichemical Use (by Corporate Owner)
5
Total Score
410