Choosing between natural and genetically modified products is not always an easy task at your local supermarket. Fear not! Most produce are actually non-GMO, but we’re not here to talk about those. When choosing dairy, check for sources and look for tags that certifies non-GMO. Here are the 10 most common items that are grown or contain GMOs:
- Corn. 88% of corn grown in the US are from GMO seeds.
- Soy. 90% of all soy products are derived from GMO sources. Soy products include tofu, soy sauce, and edamame (soy beans).
- Sugar. Majority of strains is modified by tech giant Mosanto to resist herbicides
- Papayas. GMO papayas have been grown in Hawaii since 1999
- Zucchini. Modified to resist viruses
- Yellow Summer Squash. Similar situation as zucchini
- Aspatame. Toxic additive used in a variety of food products derived from genetically modified bacteria
- Cotton. Cotton oil originating from India and China are at most risk
- Canola. One of the most chemically altered foods in the U.S. diet, canola oil is obtained from rapeseed through a series of chemical actions.
- Dairy. One fifth of all dairy cows in the America are pumped with growth hormones. These hormones are banned in 27 countries, but are still in U.S. cows.
To avoid GMOs, look for these labels:
The USDA National Organic Standards prohibit the use of GMOs.
Non-GMO Project Seal
Choose products that have been verified non-GMO by a 3rd-party