Want to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? You are not alone. Here are five tips on how to have a non-GMO life from the Center for Food Safety’s True Food Network:
- Try to buy organic meat so you know that it hasn’t been given genetically engineered feed.
- Be wary of the “Big. 5.” These are the ingredients most likely to be genetically engineered. That’s the list of the most typical ones:
Found in corn flour, meal, oil, starch, gluten, and syrup. Sweeteners such as fructose, dextrose, and glucose. Modified food starch.
Found in soy flour, lecithin, protein, isolate, and isoflavone. Vegetable oil and vegetable protein.
Found in canola oil (a.k.a., rapeseed oil).
Found in cottonseed oil.
Unless it is labeled “100% sugar” or “evaporated cane sugar,” which likely were genetically engineered.
- Look for products that are labeled “USDA Organic,” or labeled as “Non-GMO.” Certified organic products are not allowed to be produced using GMOs.
- Seek out dairy products (milk, cream, butter) labeled “rbGH-free,” “rbST-free,” or “USDA Organic,” as they are not produced with genetically engineered, artificial growth hormones.
- Look for products in the True Food Network’s True Food Shoppers Guide.
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