TIPS on AVOIDING Genetically Modified Food at YOUR Grocery

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GMO’s are flooding our grocery stores, our kitchen tables and our families stomachs. Everywhere we look or eat, GMO’s are there. If you are or are trying to be, a conscientious buyer, check out this list of how to avoid genetically modified foods (GMO’s) in your grocery store provided by Chiro.org:

  • TIP #1: BUY ORGANIC:   Certified organic products are not allowed to contain any GMOs.  Therefore, when you purchase products labeled “100% organic,” “organic,” or “made with organic ingredients,” all ingredients in these products are not allowed to be produced from GMOs. For example, products labeled as “made with organic ingredients” only require 70% of the ingredients to be organic, but 100% must be non-GMO.
  • TIP #2: 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.” Some products limit their claim to only one particular “At-Risk” ingredient such as soy lecithin, listing it as “non-GMO.”

  • TIP #3: AVOID AT-RISK INGREDIENTS:   Avoid products made with any of the crops that are GM. Most GM ingredients are products made from the “Big Four:” corn, soybeans, canola, and cottonseed, used in processed foods. Some of the most common genetically engineered Big Four ingredients in processed foods are:

    Corn
    Corn flour, meal, oil, starch, gluten, and syrup
    Sweeteners such as fructose, dextrose, and glucose
    Modified food starch*

    Soy
    Soy flour, lecithin, protein, isolate, and isoflavone
    Vegetable oil* and vegetable protein*

    Canola
    Canola oil (also called rapeseed oil)

    Cotton
    Cottonseed oil

    Sugar
    Anything not listed as 100% cane sugar

    *May be derived from other sources

    In addition, GM sugar beet sugar recently entered the food supply. Look for organic and non-GMO sweeteners, candy and chocolate products made with 100% cane sugar, evaporated cane juice or organic sugar, to avoid GM beet sugar.

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    • fred@fmsproducts.com
    • October 11, 2013
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    Hi Kirsten,

    Great post! Hope you are good. Looking forward to visiting you:-)

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Kirsten is a Registered Dietician in training and a Gluten Free Nutrition Consultant. She has a Bachelors of Science from Illinois State and is working on her second degree at Metropolitan State University in Denver, in the Nutrition & Dietetics program. After graduation, she will pursue certification towards becoming a Registered Dietitian.

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