TIPS TO AVOID GMOS
Tip #1: Buy Organic
Certified organic products cannot intentionally include any GMO ingredients. Buy products labeled “100% organic”, “organic” or “made with organic ingredients”. You can be doubly sure if the product also has a “Non-GMO Project Verified” Seal.
Tip #2: Look for Non-GMO Project Seals
This guide features brands with products verified by the Non-GMO Project, a non-profit organization committed to providing consumers with clearly labeled and independently verified non-GMO choices, including testing of at-risk ingredients. The Non-GMO Project verifies per individual product, not for an entire brand. Some of the brands listed in this guide offer both GMO and non-GMO items. Visit NonGMOProject.org for more information on the third-party product verification program.
Tip #3: Avoid At-Risk Ingredients
If it’s not labeled organic or verified non-GMO, avoid products made with ingredients that might be derived from GMOs. The eight GM food crops are corn, soybeans, canola, cottonseed, sugar beets, papaya from China or Hawaii (most), and a small amount of zucchini and yellow squash. GM alfalfa is also fed to livestock.
Sugar: If a non-organic product made in North America lists “sugar” as an ingredient (and NOT pure cane sugar), then it is almost certainly a combina- tion of sugar from both sugar cane and GM sugar beets.
Dairy products may be from cows injected with GM bovine growth hormone. If it’s not labeled Organic, or Non-GMO Project Verified, look for labels stat- ing No rbGH, rbST, or artificial hormones.