Attention Shoppers: How to Avoid GMO’s in Packaged Food

 

Dont be a lab rat

What are GMO’s? Start here for a two-minute video 

How are GMO’s bad for me? Click here for video trailer of Secret Ingredients Movie  

Bring This Guide to Grocery Store – I wanted to share some important information and resources that helped me figure out how to avoid feeding my family GMO’s.

HIGH RISK CROPS:

Corn (approx. 88% of U.S. crop in 2011) – buy non-gmo or organic corn. Corn products are everywhere. See Invisible GM ingredients list to get to know the names of ingredients that come from GM corn.

Sugar Beets (approx. 95% of U.S. crop in 2010) – look for the words “pure cane sugar” to avoid gmo sugar. You don’t have to pay more for non-gmo sugar – Do what Hershey is doing, click here.

Soy (approx. 94% of U.S. crop in 2011) – buy organic soy milk, tofu, miso, tempeh. Soy lecithin, derived from soybean oil is in so many foods like ice cream and candy. Ugh!

Canola (approx. 90% of U.S. crop) – buy organic or use other neutral oils, like grapeseed oil as an alternative.

Alfalfa (first planting 2011) – you don’t eat it, but cows that you get meat and dairy from do. It’s nearly impossible to tell from a meat or dairy product whether it is from cows fed GM alfalfa. Look for organic dairy products and organic or 100 percent grassfed meat. If you are vegetarian or vegan, you’re all set. If you’re omnivores, like us, seek local farms whenever possible.

INVISIBLE GM INGREDIENTS Until the USA starts to do what 64 countries are already doing, have this list handy at the grocery store: How to recognize GMO ingredients on a food label.

NON-GMO FOODS BY CATEGORY – See Tip #4 on this Handy List It lists brands you may have in your cabinet that may contain GMOs and gives you a list of NON-GMO brands to buy instead. (Click here for a cheeky list, with good points to remember that illustrate why Cheap is Not Affordable) 

nongmo project verifiedNON-GMO PACKAGED FOODS BY CATEGORY, BRAND, AND NAME This link shows that you have many choices. This can be overwhelming. This is why I listed it last. 

As I like to say,

Your Health is Your Wealth!

~Aimee, TFF

 

 

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