We have used and loved Silk Soymilk for years and years. I use soymilk in baking and cooking, and Chet loves chocolate soymilk. Recently, we noticed that Silk Soymilk is no longer made from organic soybeans. The package is exactly the same, minus the “organic” label. Keeping the packaging the same, but altering the product is very, very sneaky and in bad faith. Please consider boycotting Silk products, contacting Silk, or speaking to your grocer about other organic soymilk choices. Silk now makes a line of organic soymilks in very different containers. I have not found these new organic Silk milks locally, but I wouldn’t buy them anyway. We have switched to Giant’s Nature’s Promise Soymilk.
FYI: According to the Center for Food Safety, 85 percent of soybeans are genetically modified. Organic soybeans are not genetically modified. Genetic modification has never been proven safe, and a number of studies have revealed that genetically engineered foods can pose serious risks to humans, animals, and the environment.
Evil Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soybeans account for most of the GM soybeans. Roundup Ready soybeans are engineered to withstand repeated does of Roundup, which means more pesticides can be applied. One study showed that 55% of the offspring of female rats fed genetically engineered soy flour died within three weeks and only 9% of the offspring of rats fed non-GM soy died.
Are your soy products organic??
- Monsanto’s 7 Deadly Sins
- New movie damns Monsanto’s deadly sins
- Mice! Forget about birth control – try GE maize instead!
- Download from Greenpeace Environmental and health impacts of GMOs: the evidence
- Download from Greenpeace GM crops: too many risks to ignore
- Case Study on Industry Research: Soy Study by Monsanto
- Most Offspring Died When Mother Rats Ate Genetically Engineered Soy
- Dangers of Genetically Engineered Foods
UPDATE 9/10/10: Silk is certified non-GMO. Click here to see their Non-GMO certification.