When walking down the cereal aisle, you're bombarded by all sorts of packaging claims touting amazing mineral content, vitamin enhancements, and superfood ingredients. But the label most notorious for confusing customers is the claim of being "all natural." To bring attention to this marketing gimmick, the Cornucopia Institute, an organization dedicated to responsible farming and marketing, analyzed "natural" cereals and created an Organic Cereal Scorecard to help health-conscious consumers find what they really want—cereals free of harmful artificial dyes and flavors, refined sugars, pesticide residues, and genetically engineered ingredients—things that are routinely found in "all natural" cereals but not in certified-organic products.
The following 10 organic cereals represent companies that Cornucopia Institute recognizes as trustworthy and committed to organics, so move them to the top of your grocery list.
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