Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too? I don\u2019t think so. But Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to invalidate the old admonition that eating your cake today means not having it tomorrow. As a leading producer and user of ingredients that contain genetically manipulated organisms, the food conglomerate with $136.7 billion in yearly sales faces a marketing problem: By huge margins, consumers here and around the world don\u2019t want Frankenfoods on their families\u2019 tables. So Cargill, the largest privately held company in our country, ferociously opposes every state law and ballot initiative that would mandate the labeling of any product containing these genetically modified foods. Better that families be kept in the dark about what they\u2019re buying and eating, Cargill says. Better for its profits, that is. Indeed, the chairman of Cargill\u2019s board also belongs to the executive committee of the industry lobbying front that goes all out to kill every right-to-know provision for consumers. Any such label, he scolds, would be \u201cmisleading.\u201d But \u2014 whoa \u2014 what\u2019s this? Fortress Cargill issued a surprising press release earlier this summer. The company is proudly marketing a new soybean oil that \u2014 ready? \u2014 announces on its label that the product is free of genetically modified (GM) ingredients. Has the Big Ag behemoth had a change of heart? Excuse me, but corporations don\u2019t have hearts. They have bottom lines, period. And the bottom line is that Cargill\u2019s terminally hypocritical honchos see dollars lying on the ground that they\u2019re not getting. \u201cDespite the many merits of biotechnology, consumer interest in food and beverage products made from non-GM ingredients is growing,\u201d explains Ethan Theis, a Cargill man with the cumbersome title of food ingredients commercial manager. These consumers are \u201ccreating opportunities and challenges for food manufacturers and food service operators,\u201d he added. That\u2019s the clearest expression you\u2019ll ever get of corporate integrity. OtherWords columnist Jim Hightower is a radio commentator, writer, and public speaker. He\u2019s also editor of the populist newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown.