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  • World’s first 'Cheerios' found: 3,000-year-old ‘cereal rings’ discovered in ancient fort

    06/10/2019 9:16:42 AM PDT · by ETL · 28 replies ^ | June 10, 2019 | Chris Ciaccia | Fox News
    Archaeologists have uncovered "strange ring-shaped objects" from a 3,000-year-old hillfort site that unmistakably look like modern-day Cheerios. The discovery, made at a burial site in Austria, was found near an area that is believed to have stored cereals. The researchers note that the rings, which are [between ~1.0 & 1.25 in] in diameter, were deliberately put into the storage pit. "Three incomplete ring-shaped charred organic objects, found together with 14 rings and ring fragments made of clay were discovered in a secondary filled silo pit, excavated among a total of about 100 pits of this kind at the site," the...
  • Cheerios' attempt to save bees backfired massively

    03/22/2017 6:10:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 89 replies
    MSN ^ | March 20, 2017 | Hayley Peterson
    Cheerios cereal brand is under fire for sending out billions of potentially disease-spreading seeds in an attempt to help save bees from extinction. The brand recently announced that it would mail out free wildflower seeds as part of its "Save the Bees" campaign. The seeds, once planted, were meant to provide more nectar for the declining bee population. As of Friday, Cheerios had sent out 1.5 billion seeds, according to General Mills, which owns the cereal brand. There's one problem with Cheerios' charitable effort, however: some of the wildflower species included in the packet of seeds can do serious...
  • Cheerio Challenge Goes Viral As Dads Share Photos of Cereal Stacked on Sleeping Babies

    06/19/2016 7:49:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    What started as a bored Orange County father’s silly way to pass time has become a social game of one-upmanship as dads compete to stack higher and higher towers of Cheerios on their sleeping children. ... On Thursday afternoon, Quinn pulled the picture of Maxton and the Cheerios from his phone and threw it up on the site. “We’ll see what happens,” he said. “I thought five was clearly unbeatable.” But if there’s one thing dads don’t lack, it’s creativity. If there’s another thing dads don’t lack, it’s competitiveness. By the next morning, Life of Dad’s social accounts were blowing...
  • Dads compete to stack Cheerios on babies' heads because ...dads

    06/19/2016 5:33:58 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun June 19, 2016 | Saeed Ahmed, CNN
    So, about a week or so ago, Patrick Quinn felt trapped. He was sitting on the couch, afraid to move -- lest he woke up Maxton, his 3-week-old son who was sound asleep on his lap. Then he spotted a bowl of Cheerios by the couch. His older son had left it there because he never puts anything away. Hmm, thought Quinn, let's see if I can get one to balance on Maxton's nose. It worked. Hmm, let me see if I can get two.
  • This Cheerios Commercial Featuring a Gay Couple and Their Adopted Daughter Is Adorable

    10/13/2014 7:56:26 AM PDT · by Salman · 147 replies
    Slate ^ | Oct. 3 2014 | Mark Joseph Stern
    Over the past few years, General Mills has positioned itself as something like the anti-Chick-fil-A, celebrating LGBT pride and vehemently opposing Minnesota’s proposed gay marriage ban. All of that is very nice—but come on, this is 2014. If you’re a food company and you haven’t made an adorable ad featuring a gay couple with their children, you’re just another face in the pro-gay corporate crowd. Luckily, General Mills has now decided to get with the program, releasing a commercial with a gay couple, their adopted daughter, and a bowl of Cheerios. And the ad is just as impossibly cute as...
  • SURPRISE! Author of MSNBC Cheerios Article That Smeared Conservatives NOT FIRED

    02/02/2014 10:34:11 AM PST · by kristinn · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, February 2, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Gabriela Resto-Montero Gabriela Resto-Montero, the MSNBC reporter whose byline was on the article about the new Cheerios ad featuring a bi-racial family that smeared conservatives as racists was not fired by MSNBC. Resto-Montero tweeted Sunday morning on her personal MSNBC Twitter account about the posting of a new MSNBC interview session she hosted, demonstrating that she was not the person fired by MSNBC in response to the backlash over a tweet on the official MSNBC Twitter account promoting her article. The Cheerios article by Resto-Montero served as the basis for the MSNBC tweet heard around the world that prompted an...
  • MSNBC president apologizes to Priebus

    01/30/2014 2:09:33 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    January 30, 2014, 04:23 pm MSNBC president apologizes to Priebus By Mario Trujillo MSNBC President Phil Griffin on Thursday apologized for the network’s offensive tweet aimed at the GOP and said he had fired the staffer responsible. A tweet sent from MSNBC's official Twitter account on Wednesday night said the right wing might hate a new Cheerios ad that features a biracial family, but the rest of the country would love it. Griffin said he personally apologized to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus after the chairman threatened a boycott of the network until he received an apology. “The tweet...
  • MSNBC Apologizes for Controversial Tweet About Conservatives and Cheerios

    01/30/2014 10:53:19 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 56 replies
    media bistro ^ | January 30, 2014 | Jordan Chariton
    MSNBC’s official Twitter account deleted a tweet last night that suggested conservatives wouldn’t like a new Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial family set to air during the Super Bowl. “Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family,” read the tweet, which linked to an story on the new ad. Earlier, this account tweeted an offensive line about the new Cheerios ad. We deeply regret it. It does not reflect the position of msnbc.
  • RNC Chairman Calls on Conservative Commentators to Boycott MSNBC over Race Tweet

    01/30/2014 8:36:53 AM PST · by gooblah · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jan 2014, 8:32 | Jonathan Strong
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is launching a boycott of MSNBC over an incendiary tweet from the network that suggested “the rightwing” would “hate” a television ad featuring a biracial family, Breitbart News has learned.
  • Cheerios Brings Back Interracial Family For Its First Ever Super Bowl Ad

    01/29/2014 6:24:29 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 99 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan. 28, 2014 | Aaron Taube
    Cheerios' first ever Super Bowl ad will star the same interracial family that sparked an online firestorm when the cereal brand included it in an ad this past May.
  • Cheerios Brings Back Biracial Family for Super Bowl Ad (MSNBC race-baits conservatives)

    01/29/2014 6:11:42 PM PST · by kristinn · 90 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | Gabriela Resto-Montero
    The Cheerios family is back. The breakfast cereal’s new Super Bowl ad features the same fictional biracial family that sparked a conservative backlash last year. SNIP Link to YouTube video of ad.(On Twitter, MSNBC promoted this article with this message:Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family.
  • Original Cheerios to go GMO-free

    01/02/2014 5:16:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2014 8:10 PM EST | Candice Choi
    General Mills says some Cheerios made without genetically modified ingredients will start appearing on shelves soon. The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday that it has been manufacturing its original-flavor Cheerios without GMOs for the past several weeks in response to consumer demand. It did not specify exactly when those boxes would be on sale. Original Cheerios will now be labeled as “Not Made With Genetically Modified Ingredients,” although that it is not an official certification. The labels will also note that trace amounts of GMO ingredients could be present due to contamination during the manufacturing process, said Mike Siemienas, a company...
  • Obama Admin. Official: Assad Will 'Still Be Able to Eat Cheerios' After U.S. Strike

    09/09/2013 8:19:48 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    Obama Admin. Official: Assad Will 'Still Be Able to Eat Cheerios' After U.S. Strike Daniel Halper September 9, 2013 11:01 AM Syrian strongman Bashar Assad will "still be able to eat Cheerios" after a U.S. strike, but he'll have to use a fork and not a spoon. At least that's the metaphor one Obama administration official used to describe the nature of a U.S. strike to USA Today. The strike, as envisioned, would be limited in the number of targets and done within a day or two. It could be completed in one fell swoop with missiles, said one senior...
  • Serial liar Obama tells cereal maker General Mills to stop advertising the truth about Cheerios

    08/04/2013 4:16:03 AM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 4, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Serial liar Barack Obama tells cereal maker General Mills to stop advertising the truth about Cheerios Barack Obama is a serial liar, which I have shown in Here are 226 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc.But when a cereal maker tells the truth, Obama tells it to stop telling the truth.For quite some time, advertisements for the breakfast cereal Cheerios made the true and accurate claim that eating Cheerios lowers a person’s cholesterol.However, even though this claim is true and accurate, the Obama administration ordered General Mills, the maker of Cheerios, to stop...
  • Cheerios Commercial: Racist Slurs Force YouTube to Close Comments Section for New Ad (VIDEO)

    06/02/2013 10:48:23 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 106 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | May 31, 2013 | Jon Campbell
    A Cheerios commercial has sparked controversy after a large group of people started posting racially charged messages about the new ad on YouTube. The commercial features an interracial couple and their daughter, and was released by Cheerios on YouTube. However, a group of Internet "trolls" quickly began posting comments about the interracial nature of the ad, sparking such racially charged comments that YouTube eventually decided to close the comments section of the page to bring a halt to the discussion. The 30 second commercial features a young girl talking about the nutritional value of Cheerios. She asks her mom whether...
  • Anti-gay marriage protester (accidentally) sets fire to General Mills’ lawn

    08/06/2012 8:23:12 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 14 replies
    News National Post ^ | Aug 6 2012 | Josh Visser
    Anti-gay marriage protester (accidentally) sets fire to General Mills’ lawn with bowl of flaming Cheerios A protester angry about food giant Generals Mills’ taking a stand against a proposed state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage accidentally set fire to the lawn at the company’s headquarters after torching a bowl of Cheerios. “One in every eight boxes of cereal in this country is Cheerios,” the man says in a video posted to YouTube. “This is really the treat for . . . homosexuals,” he adds, box of Cheerios in one hand, and a hand torch in the other. The protest...
  • General Mills Comes Out Against Minnesota Marriage Amendment, Cites ‘Inclusion’

    06/19/2012 5:54:31 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 42 replies
    AFTAH ^ | June 18 2012 | Peter LeBarbara
    Remember when Big Business was conservative and was protested by hippies and leftists? Well now, socially speaking, corporate titans are siding with the Left against historic Judeo-Christian values – and God-fearing Christians and Jews are chiding the soulless, capitalist sellouts. The latest Behemoth to kick the Creator to the curb is General Mills — seemingly right up there with apple pie and motherhood as a symbol of American wholesomeness, but no more. General Mills is maker of these iconic breakfast cereals: Cheerios Chex Cinnamon Toast Crunch Fiber One Kix Lucky Charms Monsters Total Trix Wheaties In bowing to the revolutionary,...
  • calories in a SINGLE "O"?

    04/20/2010 8:59:38 PM PDT · by PizzaDriver · 14 replies · 641+ views
    self | 04/20/2010 | Self
    Freeper Dog-Owners know Their STuff! I'm trying to find the "calorie count" of a SINGLE Cheerio, or Store Brand "O". Those of Us with pudgy Dogs, need NUMBERS!
  • FDA: Cheerios should now be considered drugs

    06/25/2009 10:20:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies · 1,053+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | June 25, 2009 | Zoe Romanowsky
    The Washington Times ran an editorial about the Food and Drug Administration's recent warning to General Mills, Inc. about two claims the company has placed on its Cheerios boxes. The marketing copy for Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal says that "Cheerios is clinically proven to reduce cholesterol 4 percent in 6 weeks" and that, "Cheerios can help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, by lowering the 'bad' cholesterol." So what's wrong with that? Well, according to the FDA, that means Cheerios will now be categorized as drugs, and regulated as such. Susan Cruzan of the FDA's press...
  • First They Came for Cheerios

    06/22/2009 9:11:10 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 18 replies · 1,154+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 06/22/2009 | Mike Volpe
    Last week, there was a fairly obscure story that was treated mostly with amusement. President Obama isn't just rewriting rules regulating the environment and the financial markets -- he is also going after the food industry. Target and example No. 1: Cheerios. "Based on claims made on your product's label," the FDA said in a letter to manufacturer General Mills, "we have determined (Cheerios) is promoted for conditions that cause it to be a drug because the product is intended for use in the prevention, mitigation and treatment of disease." If the government's enforcement action against Cheerios were to hold...