HOW TO AVOID BRANDS MADE
WITH GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMOs)
USDA Organic Seal
Tip #1: Buy Organic
Certified organic products cannot be produced using GMO ingredients. So if you can, buy only products labeled "100% organic", "organic," or "made with organic ingredients." Read more about organic standards...
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Look for "non-GMO" labels
Companies may voluntarily label products as "non-GMO." Some labels state "non-GMO" while others spell out "Made Without Genetically Modified Ingredients." Products that carry the Non-GMO Project Seal have third party verification as being in compliance with Non-GMO Project standards for GMO avoidance. Some products limit their claim to only one particular “At-Risk” ingredient such as soy lecithin, listing it as “non-GMO.” Look for dairy products labeled "No rBGH or rBST,” or “artificial hormone-free.”
Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Sara Lee, and More Processed Food Products may contain GMOs
Tip #3: Avoid at-risk ingredients
If it's not labeled organic, avoid products made with the "Big Four" GM crops: Corn, Soybeans, Canola, and Cottonseed, used in processed foods. Also, more than 50% of Hawaiian papaya is GM and a small amount of zucchini and yellow squash. Also, become familiar with our list of invisible GM ingredients and avoid sugar from GM Sugar Beets.
Avoid the 4 At-Risk Ingredients: Corn, Soybeans, Canola and Cotton
• Corn flour, meal, oil, starch, gluten, and syrups
• Sweeteners such as fructose, dextrose, and glucose
• Modified food starch*
• Soy flour, lecithin, protein, isolate, and isoflavone
• Vegetable oil* and vegetable protein*
Canola Canola oil (also called rapeseed oil)
Cotton Cottonseed oil
Sugar Avoid anything not listed as 100% cane sugar. GM beet sugar recently entered the food supply. To avoid it, look for organic and non-GMO sweeteners, candy and chocolate made with 100% cane sugar, evaporated cane juice or organic sugar.
Aspartame The artificial sweetener also known as NutraSweet and Equal, which is derived from GM microorganisms.
Non-GMO Shopping Guide
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Tip #4: Download the shopping guide
Use it when you write out your shopping list. Keep it with you whenever you shop and buy products listed in the Guide. Store it inside your reusable shopping bag, put in your coupon holder or checkbook, or leave it in your car.
Shopping Guide in PDF Format:
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