GMO Labeling Guidelines
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO LABEL?
If the ingredients of a product are any of the following, the product is likely to contain GMOs and therefore SHOULD be labeled:
- Anything that contains: NON-ORGANIC corn, NON-ORGANIC soy, NON-ORGANIC canola, NON-ORGANIC cottonseed
- Animal products (meat, dairy, eggs) that are not organic can contain genetically modified hormones and were probably fed GMO food!
- Most chemical additives to food are made from GMO corn and soy.
- Sugar! Much of the sugar in the US is made from GMO sugar beets, including brown sugar.
Here is a partial list of high-risk ingredients:
|Corn SyrupCorn StarchCorn oil
Soy Protein Isolate
TVP (textured vegetable protein)
|Vitamin EXantham gumTempeh
Modified food starch
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT NOT TO LABEL?
- PRODUCE– very little produce is genetically modified. Only some Papayas from Hawaii are GMO, the rest is not. Novel products like seedless watermelons are NOT GMO!!!
- Anything with a non-GMO label of any kind
- ORGANIC FOOD However keep in mind that while organic certification prohibits GMOs, due to transgenic (GMO) seeds contaminating organic crops, it is often difficult to guarantee that organic products are 100% GMO-free.
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