Non-GMO Shopping Tips

Try to buy organic food (which legally can not be
genetically modified.) Look for products with GMO-
free labels.

Otherwise, avoid the following crops that
carry a risk of being genetically engineered:

  • Canola
  • Papaya
  • Rice (from China, starting in 2009)
  • Corn
  • Soy
  • Zucchini and yellow summer
  • Cotton
  • Sugar Beets squash

The following is a non-exhaustive list of derivatives
with high GMO risk that are commonly used in food

  • Amino Acids
  • Monosodium Glutamate
  • Aspartame
  • Sucrose
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)
  • Sodium Ascorbate
  • Vitamin C
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate
  • Vitamins
  • Ethanol
  • Yeast Products
  • Flavorings, “natural” and “artificial”
  • Also milk, butter, cheese, [or “milk products”] – caseinate, and whey may contain artificial growth hormones [rBGH].
  • Lactic Acid
  • Hydrolized Vegetable Protein
  • Maltodextrins
  • Microbial growth media
  • Molasses

Animal derivatives such as milk, meat, eggs, honey and other
bee products, are also considered high-risk by the Non-GMO
Project Standard, because of potential GMO contamination in
feed and other inputs.

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