In case you didn’t see Whole Foods is dropping Chobani yogurt, nominally because Chobani won’t certify their product as either GMO-free or even “natural”. While it seemed like much ado about nothing then I saw that probably this is just a greedy move by Whole Foods to promote their house brand of yogurt against the market leader. And frankly if that is all is, so what, I say. Branding (and snob products) are silly. Yogurt is yogurt and I’m sure 365 brand is just as good, but probably some up-tight crowd will side with Chobani. Even if WF is just trying to screw them, what difference does that make (Chobani probably had the chance to private label to WF anyway).
But the whole flap about GMO is about the stupidest thing the food freaks have done since supplements (and look at the freaking out now that science says $14billion is supplements is, as my doctor says, making expensive urine). The rightwingnuts may be all up in arms about stupid Duck Dynasty (hey, fellows, the First Amendment applies to governments, not private businesses – A&E has the fully legal right to control speech any way they want to; now, OTOH, if Congress tried to interfere with those rednecks spouting crap then I’d (reluctantly) side with the redneck ignoramuses, but it’s a TV show, not a law – get over it, Sarah Palin!).
But GMO freaks out the left as much as religious crap from a bigot (and, lefties, the religious crap is a LOT more serious). For the most part it is difficult to even detect GMO food and secondhand (after going through a cow) not even fragments of the BT gene is going to end up in your yogurt. Lefties can be as stupid about science as rightwingnuts.
If I really cared about dairy products I’d try to find some coming out of those wonderful Swiss cows who graze on flowering plants and get all sorts of wonderful molecules into their milk and subsequent product made with it. Without cows in a feedlot eat one type of hybridized corn/soybeans or another makes zero difference in yogurt.
If all you lefties want to do it right buy nice raw milk (and good luck with the fact that 1/6th of you will get sick from that) that is certified organic and non-GMO and non-anything (if you can find it and then afford it) and make your own yogurt from some culture of a bunch of ex-hippies in San Francisco or Portland. And shame on you lefties for buying anything, from either WF or Chobani that comes in plastic containers!