General Mills, maker of metal fragment-filled Wheaties, announces changes to legal terms that make consumers bound to arbitration

Sunday, April 27, 2014 by: Antonia
Tags: General Mills, arbitration, deceptive practices

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
BACK INTO THE CLOSET: Why U.S. reporters are not allowed to write about rainbow events in nations where being gay is still condemned
Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized
A family destroyed: Six-month-old dies after clinic injects baby with 13 vaccines at once without mother's informed consent
INVESTIGATION: Three days before Dr. Bradstreet was found dead in a river, U.S. govt. agents raided his research facility to seize a breakthrough cancer treatment called GcMAF
BAM! Chipotle goes 100% non-GMO; flatly rejecting the biotech industry and its toxic food ingredients
BOMBSHELL: China and America already at war: Tianjin explosion carried out by Pentagon space weapon in retaliation for Yuan currency devaluation... Military helicopters now patrolling Beijing
ECONOMIC SLAVERY FOR ALL: While we were distracted with the Confederate flag flap, Congress quietly forfeited our entire economic future via fast-track trade authority
March Against Monsanto explodes globally... World citizens stage massive protests across 38 countries, 428 cities... mainstream media pretends it never happened
GMO crops totally banned in Russia... powerful nation blocks Monsanto's agricultural imperialism and mass poisoning of the population
SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision may have just legalized the concealed carry of loaded firearms across all 50 states, nullifying gun laws everywhere
Nearly every mass shooting in the last 20 years shares one surprising thing? and it's not guns
Vicious attack on Dr. Oz actually waged by biotech mafia; plot to destroy Oz launched after episode on glyphosate toxicity went viral
Holistic cancer treatment pioneer Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez dies suddenly; patients mourn the loss of a compassionate, innovative doctor who helped thousands heal from cancer
Pepsi drops aspartame from diet soda as consumers reject toxic sweetener
Bride of Frankenfood: Hillary Clinton pushes GMO agenda... hires Monsanto lobbyist... takes huge dollars from Monsanto
STATINS RED ALERT: Widely prescribed drugs act as cellular poisons that accelerate aging... deactivate DNA repair... promote diabetes, muscle fatigue and memory loss
Unbelievable scam of cancer industry blown wide open: $100 billion a year spent on toxic chemotherapy for many FAKE diagnoses... National Cancer Institute's shocking admission affects millions of patients
Mind control through emotional domination: How we're all being manipulated by the "crisis of the NOW"
(NaturalNews) Recent changes in the legal fine print of many popular General Mills products convey that merely downloading a coupon or clicking "like" on Facebook may keep consumers from having the right to sue. The change is based on the idea that a person who sues the company over products from a company in which he has previously shown an interest does not have a legal basis for his claims. Many refer to this change as "forced arbitration" and clearly have an issue with the changes.

My, the times are a changing as the saying goes.

Not only does the fine print state that if a consumer joins a social media community for a company or product, or even entered into a previous sweepstakes or contest, he would be forced to go to arbitration instead of being allowed to sue the company in full court, but General Mills' language also suggests that consumers are legally bound if they have used the company's products. "We've updated our Privacy Policy," the company says on its web site's home page. "Please note we also have new Legal Terms which require all disputes related to the purchase or use of any General Mills product or service to be resolved through binding arbitration."

Julia Duncan, director of federal programs and an arbitration expert at the American Association for Justice, says, "It's essentially trying to protect the company from all accountability, even when it lies, or say, an employee deliberately adds broken glass to a product."

Glass, shards of metal or, remember that not too long ago Natural News' very own Health Ranger Mike Adams brought to light the fact that Wheaties, a General Mills cereal, contained fragments of metal shards. Hmmm.

Now, it seems that the company, along with others who may follow suit and make changes to their legal terms, may be grasping at straws to make the case that a one-time positive reaction on Facebook or elsewhere should get them off the hook.

This concept isn't necessarily new. In 2008, the fast food restaurant Whataburger put a sign on its doors telling customers that the act of entering the restaurant meant that the customers agreed to go through arbitration to settle disputes.

These changes are spurring reaction on social media, including comments on the Cheerios Facebook page that says, "I'm not going to like this page. I do not agree to arbitration..." Others are fast to concur. Someone else said, "Sorry Bisquick. As much as I love you, I am now boycotting you because General Mills is a tool of the company."

Sources for this article include:

About the author:
A science enthusiast with a keen interest in health nutrition, Antonia has been intensely researching various dieting routines for several years now, weighing their highs and their lows, to bring readers the most interesting info and news in the field. While she is very excited about a high raw diet, she likes to keep a fair and balanced approach towards non-raw methods of food preparation as well.

Read more:

Follow real-time breaking news headlines on
General Mills at
Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...


Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source:

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.