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GMO – Complete Listing Issue #13

Posted on 02 March 2009 by george

How to avoid brands made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

 

Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM) of food involves the laboratory process of artificially inserting genes into the DNA of food crops or animals. The result is called a genetically modified organism or GMO. GMOs can be engineered with genes from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals, or even humans. Most Americans say they would not eat GMOs if labeled, but unlike most other industrialized countries, the U.S. does not require labeling.

 

This Non-GMO Shopping Guide is designed to help reclaim your right to know about the foods you are buying, and help you find and avoid GMO foods and ingredients.

 

Tips for avoiding GM crops

 

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

*May be derived from other sources

 

In addition, GM sugar beets may soon enter 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.

 

TIP #4: BUY PRODUCTS LISTED IN THIS SHOPPING GUIDE

 

Keep this Guide with you whenever you shop. Store it inside your reusable shopping bag, put into your coupon-holder or checkbook, or leave it in your car.

 

FRUITS & VEGETABLES

Very few fresh fruits and vegetables for sale in the U.S. are genetically modified. Novel products such as seedless watermelons are NOT genetically modified. Small amounts of zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, and sweet corn may be GM. The only commercialized GM fruit is papaya from Hawaii— about half of Hawaii’s papayas are GM. Non-GMO: Vital Choice

 

MEAT, FISH & EGGS

No genetically modified fish, fowl, or livestock is yet approved for human consumption. However, plenty of non-organic foods are produced from animals raised on GM feed such as grains. Look for wild rather than farmed fish to avoid fish raised on genetically modified feed, and 100% grass-fed animals.

Eggs: Non-GMO

Egg Innovations Organic

Eggland’s Best Organic

Land O’Lakes Organic

Nest Fresh Organic

Organic Valley

Pete and Jerry’s Organic Eggs

Wilcox Farms Organic


 

ALTERNATIVE MEAT PRODUCTS

Many alternative meat products are processed and include ingredients that can be genetically engineered, so give the ingredient lists close attention to avoid the Big Four at-risk ingredients, especially soy.

Non-GMO

365 Brand (Whole Foods)

Amy’s

Sunshine Burger

Vitasoy

Wildwood

White Wave

 

May contain GMO ingredients

Boca, unless labeled organic (Kraft)

Gardenburger

Morningstar Farms

Natural Touch, unless labeled organic (Kellogg)

 

DAIRY PRODUCTS & ALTERNATIVE DAIRY PRODUCTS

Some U.S. dairy farms inject the genetically engineered hormone rbGH, also called rbST, into their cows to boost milk production—so be sure to purchase products with a label that indicates cows free of rbGH or rbST. Many alternative dairy products are made from soybeans and may contain GM materials.

 


Dairy Products: Non-GMO

Certified Organic

Alta Dena Organics

Butterworks Farm

Harmony Hills Dairy

Horizon Organic

Morningland Dairy

Natural by Nature

Organic Valley

Radiance Dairy

Safeway Organic Brand

Seven Stars Farm

Straus Family Creamery

Stonyfield Farm

Wisconsin Organics

 

Produced Without rbGH

National

Alta Dena

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Brown Cow Farm

Crowley Cheese of Vermont

Franklin County Cheese

Grafton Village Cheese

Great Hill Dairy

Lifetime Dairy

 

West Coast

Alpenrose Dairy

Berkeley Farms

Clover Stornetta Farms

Joseph Farms Cheese

Sunshine Dairy Foods

Tillamook Cheese

Wilcox Family Farms

 

Midwest and Gulf States

 

Chippewa Valley Cheese

Erivan Dairy Yogurt

Promised Land Dairy

Westby Cooperative Creamery

 

East Coast

Blythedale Farm Cheese

Crescent Creamery

Derle Farms (milk with “no rbST” label only)

Erivan Dairy Yogurt

Farmland Dairies

Oakhurst Dairy

Wilcox Dairy (rbST-free dairy line only)

 

May contain GMO ingredients

Colombo (General Mills)

Dannon

Kemps (aside from “Select” brand)

Land O’ Lakes

Parmalat

Sorrento

Yoplait (General Mills)

 

Alternative Dairy Products Non-GMO

Belsoy

EdenSoy

Imagine Foods/Soy Dream

Nancy’s Cultured Soy

Pacific Soy

Silk

Soy Delicious

Sun Soy

Stonyfield Farm O’Soy

Tofutti

VitaSoy/Nasoya

WestSoy

WholeSoy

Yves The Good Slice

Zen Den

 

May contain GMO ingredients

8th Continent

 

BABY FOODS & INFANT FORMULA

Milk or soy protein is the basis of most infant formulas. The secret ingredients in these products are often soy or milk from cows injected with rbGH. Many brands also add GMO-derived corn syrup, corn syrup solids, or soy lecithin.

 


Non-GMO

Baby’s Only

(certified organic products)

Earth’s Best

Gerber products

HAPPYBABY

Mom Made Meals

Organic Baby

Plum Organics

 

May contain GMO ingredients

Beech-Nut

Enfamil

Good Start

Nestlé

Similac/Isomil

 

 

GRAINS, BEANS & PASTA

Other than corn, no GM grains are sold on the market. Look for 100-percent wheat pasta, couscous, rice, quinoa, oats, barley, sorghum, and dried beans (except soybeans).

 


Non-GMO

Annie’s Natural Pasta

Bob’s Red Mill (organic line)

Eden certified organic grains

Kamut

Lundberg Family Farms

Sunridge Farms

Vita-Spelt pasta

 

Packaged Meals Non-GMO

Amy’s

Annie’s Homegrown certified

organic macaroni & cheese

Casbah (Hain-Celestial)

Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods

Fantastic Foods

Ian’s Natural Foods

Lotus Foods

Lundberg Farms Rice Sensations

Organic Planet

Seeds of Change certified organic boxed meals

 

May Contain GMO Ingredients

 

Betty Crocker meals (General Mills)

Knorr (Unilever)

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese meals

Lipton meal packets (Unilever)

Near East (Quaker)

Pasta Roni and Rice-A-Roni meals (Quaker)

 

CEREALS & BREAKFAST BARS

Cereals and breakfast bars are very likely to include GMO ingredients, because they are often made with corn and soy products.

 


Non-GMO:

Ambrosial Granola

Barbara’s (organic line)

Cascadian Farms

Eden

EnviroKidz

Golden Temple

Grandy Oats

Health Valley (organic line)

Lundberg® Purely Organic

Rice Cereal

Nature’s Path

Nonuttin’

Omega Smart Bars

Peace Cereal Organic

Sunridge Farms

 

May Contain GMO Ingredients

General Mills

Kellogg

Post (Kraft)

Quaker

 

BAKED GOODS

While baking ingredients such as wheat flour, rice, kamut, and oats are not genetically modified, many packaged breads and bakery items contain other GMO ingredients such as corn syrup.

 


Non-GMO

Arrowhead Mills (organic line)

Bakery on Main

Bob’s Red Mill (organic line)

Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods

Dr Oetker Organics

French Meadow

Natural Ovens Bakery (organic line)

Nature’s Path

Rudi’s Organic Bakery

Rumford Baking Powder

 

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Aunt Jemima (Pinnacle Foods)

Betty Crocker (General Mills)

Calumet Baking Powder (Kraft)

Duncan Hines (Pinnacle Foods)

Hungry Jack (Smucker’s)

Pillsbury (Smucker’s)

 

FROZEN FOODS

Many frozen foods are highly processed. Keep an eye out for the Big Four at-risk ingredients and stay away from frozen foods that contain them, unless they are marked organic or non-GM.

 


Non-GMO

A.C. LaRocco

Amy’s Kitchen

Cascadian Farms Organic frozen meals and vegetables

Cedarlane

Helen’s Kitchen

Ian’s Natural Foods

Linda McCartney frozen meals

Mom Made Meals

Plum Organics Kids

 

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Boca, unless labeled organic (Kraft)

Celeste (Pinnacle Foods)

Eggo Waffles (Kellogg)

Gardenburger

Green Giant frozen meals (General Mills)

Healthy Choice (ConAgra)

Kid’s Cuisine (ConAgra)

Lean Cuisine (Nestle)

Marie Callender’s (ConAgra)

Morningstar Farms, Morningstar Farms Natural Touch, unless labeled organic (Kellogg)

Rosetto Frozen Pasta (Nestle)

Stouffer’s (Nestle)

Swanson (Campbell’s)

Tombstone (Kraft)

 

SOUPS, SAUCES & CANNED FOODS

Many soups and sauces are highly processed, so give the ingredient lists close attention to avoid the Big Four at-risk ingredients.

 


Soups Non-GMO

Amy’s

Fantastic Foods

Health Valley/Westbrae

Imagine Natural

Natural/Hain

ShariAnn’s Organics

Walnut Acres certified organic

 

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Chef Boyardee, Healthy Choice (ConAgra)

Campbell’s products (including Healthy Request, Chunky, Simply Home, and Pepperidge Farm)

Hormel products

Progresso products (General Mills)

Totino’s (Smucker’s)

Voila! (Birds Eye/Unilever)

 

Sauces/Salsas Non-GMO

Amy’s (organic line)

Annie’s Natural

Eden

Emerald Valley Kitchen

Green Mountain Gringo &

certified-organic salsa

Muir Glen Organic pasta sauce

& salsa

Seeds of Change certified organic

pasta sauce

Walnut Acres certified-organic

pasta sauce

 

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Bertolli (Unilever)

Chi-Chi’s (Hormel)

Classico (Heinz)

Del Monte

Healthy Choice (ConAgra)

Hunt’s (ConAgra)

Old El Paso (General Mills)

Pace (Campbell’s)

Prego (Campbell’s)

Ragu (Unilever)

 

Canned Food Non-GMO

Amy’s

Annie’s Natural

Eden

ShariAnn’s certified organic beans

Westbrae certified organic beans

Yves Veggie Cuisine (Hain Celestial)

 

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Chef Boyardee

Dinty Moore, Stagg, Hormel (Hormel)

Franco-American (Campbell’s)

 

CONDIMENTS, OILS, DRESSINGS & SPREADS

Unless labeled explicitly, corn, soybean, cottonseed, and canola oils probably contain genetically modified products. Choose pure olive, coconut, sesame, sunflower, safflower, almond, grapeseed, and peanut oils. Also choose preserves, jams, and jellies with cane sugar, not corn syrup.

 


Non-GMO

Annie’s

Bragg’s liquid amino

Carrington Farms Flax Seed

Crofter’s Organic

Drew’s salad dressing

Eden

Emerald Cove

Emerald Valley Kitchen

Emperor’s Kitchen

Follow Your Heart

Harvest Moon Mushrooms

Ian’s Natural Foods

I.M. Health Soy Nut Butters

Maranatha Nut Butters

Miso Master

Muir Glen organic

tomato ketchup

Nasoya

Newmans Own Organic

Spectrum oils and dressings

Sushi Sonic Asian Condiments

Vegan by Nature Buttery Spreads

Vigoa Cuisine

Wholemato

 

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Crisco (Smucker’s)

Del Monte

Heinz

Hellman’s (Unilever)

Kraft condiments and dressings

Mazola

Pam (ConAgra)

Peter Pan (ConAgra)

Skippy (Unilever)

Smucker’s (except their “Simply 100% Fruit” line of preserves)

 

SNACK FOODS

Look for snacks made from wheat, rice, or oats, and ones that use sunflower or safflower oils. There is no GM popcorn on the market, nor is there blue or white GM corn.

 


Snacks Non-GMO

Barbara’s (organic line)

Bearitos/Little Bear Organics

(Hain Celestial)

Eco-Planet

Eden

Garden of Eatin’

Grandy Oats

Hain Pure Snax/Hain Pure Foods

Health Valley

Ian’s Natural Foods

Kettle Foods

Kopali Organics

Late July Organic Snacks

Mary’s Gone Crackers

Nature’s Path Organic

Namaste Foods

Newman’s Own Organics

& Newman’s Own

(except salad dressing)

Sunridge Farms

 

May Contain GMO Ingredients

FritoLay (Lay’s, Ruffles, Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos)

Hostess Products

(Interstate Brands)

Keebler (Kellogg’s)

Kraft (Nabisco, Nilla Wafers, Oreos, Ritz, Nutter Butter, Honey Maid, Snack Wells,

Teddy Grahams, Wheat Thins, Triscuit)

Pepperidge Farm (Campbell’s)

Pringles

Quaker Oats Company

Wesson (ConAgra)

Wish-Bone (Unilever)

 

Energy Bars Non-GMO

Clif Bar

Genisoy Bars

Lara Bar

Luna Bar

Macrobars

Nature’s Path

Nutiva

Odwalla

Optimum Energy Bar

Organic Food Bar

Weil by Nature’s Path Organic

 

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Balance Bar

Nature Valley snack bars and

granola bars (General Mills)

Nabisco Bars (Kraft)

PowerBar (Nestle)

Quaker Granola Bars 

CANDY, CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS & SWEETENERS

Many sweeteners, and products like candy and chocolate that contain them, can come from GMO sources. 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, and watch out for soy lecithin in chocolates and corn syrup in candies. The sweetener aspartame is derived from GM microorganisms. It is also referred to as NutraSweet® and Equal® and is found in over 6,000 products, including soft drinks, gum, candy, desserts, yogurt, tabletop sweeteners, and some pharmaceuticals such as vitamins and sugar-free cough drops.

 


Chocolate Non-GMO

Chocolove

Endangered Species Chocolate

Ghirardelli Chocolate

Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate

Kipali Organics

Newman’s Own

Nonuttin’

 

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Hershey’s

Nestlé (Crunch, Kit Kat, Smarties)

Toblerone (Kraft)

Candy

Non-GMO

Jelly Belly

Pure Fun Confections

Reed’s Crystallized Ginger

candy (certified organic)

St. Claire Organic

Sunridge Farms

May Contain GMO

Ingredients

Hershey’s

Lifesaver (Kraft)

Nestlé

 

Sweeteners Non-GMO

Eden

Sweet Cloud

 

SODAS, JUICES & OTHER BEVERAGES

Most juices are made from GMO-free fruit (avoid papaya though, as it could be GMO), but the prevalence of corn-based sweeteners—e.g. high-fructose corn syrup—in fruit juices is cause for concern. Many sodas are primarily comprised of water and corn syrup. Look for 100-percent juice blends.

Non-GMO

After the Fall organic juices

Big Island Organics

Blue Sky

Cascadian Farm

Crofters Organic

Eden

Frey Vinyards

Odwalla

Organic Valley

Quinoa Gold

Mixerz All Natural Cocktail Mixers

R.W. Knudsen organic juices

and spritzers (Smucker’s)

Santa Cruz Organic (Smucker’s)

Sea20 Organic Energy Drink

Teeccino Herbal Caffe

Walnut Acres Organic Juices

 

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Coca-Cola (Fruitopia, Minute Maid, Hi-C, NESTEA)

Hansen Beverage Company

Hawaiian Punch (Procter and Gamble)

Kraft (Country Time, Kool-Aid,

Crystal Light, Capri Sun, Tang)

Libby’s (Nestlé)

Ocean Spray

Pepsi (Tropicana, Frappuccino,

Gatorade, SoBe, Dole)

Sunny Delight (Procter and Gamble)

 

 

INVISIBLE GM INGREDIENTS

Processed foods often have hidden GM sources (unless they are organic or declared non-GMO). The following are ingredients that may be made from GMOs.

Aspartame

baking powder

caramel color

cellulose

citric acid

cobalamin

(Vitamin B12)

corn gluten

corn masa

corn oil

corn syrup

cornmeal

cornstarch

cyclodextrin

cystein

dextrin

dextrose

diacetyl

diglyceride

fructose

fructose

(crystalline)

glucose

glutamate

glutamic acid

gluten

glycerides

glycerin

glycerol

glycerol

monooleate

glycine

hemicellulose

high fructose

corn syrup

(HFCS)

hydrogenated

starch

hydrolyzed vegetable

protein

inositol

invert sugar

(colorose or

inversol)

tamari

isoflavones

lactic acid

lecithin

leucine

lysine

malitol

maltodextrin

maltose

mannitol

methylcellulose

milo starch

modified starch

monosodium

glutamate MSG

oleic acid

Phenylalanine

phytic acid

sorbitol

soy flour

soy isolates

soy lecithin

soy protein

starch

stearic acid

inverse syrup

tempeh

threonine

tocopherols

(Vitamin E)

tofu

trehalose

triglyceride

vegetable fat

vegetable oil

Vitamin B12

Vitamin E

xanthan gum

 

SPECIAL NOTE: This guide was compiled based on company statements, not genetic testing. Any product labeled as Non-GMO indicates that its manufacturing process is designed to avoid GMOs, but consumers should be aware that GM contamination is possible due to natural pollen movement, weather events, seed contamination, or human error. Hence there is no guarantee such products are 100% free of GMOs.

For more information on GMO foods please visit: http://www.ResponsibleTechnology.org

 

5 Comments For This Post

  1. rol Says:

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  2. Nick Says:

    Thanks for taking to the time to research and post this. There is far to much complacency on this issue.

    -nick from NY

  3. Randy Says:

    Thank You for this List, Dr. Mercola also has list also.

  4. Jeannette Rodriguez Says:

    I have been so trusting, it makes me feel ignorant of what’s going on, the people behind this GMO issue, should be brought out into the light, so that we as Americans, get to know them, they should use the billions they have made throughout this sacam, to help the farmers against GMO’S. So sick and tired of the Goverment covering this up, since George Bush Sr, was president, too much money exchanging hands under the table ANOTHER MAFIA. UNTIL WHEN? our children will be poisoned by the lack of conscience on their part. As long as they collect their dirty money, who cares, by the way, did you know that many of this people have high positions in the senate, yes they represent us, what a twisted joke. We need to do something, we deserve better…

  5. matthew crisp Says:

    I love this page !! just informed me of real gm’s . I just recently went to the store and didn’t buy it but, saw an “organic” salad dressing with Xatham gum in it. deceptive of some of these companies putting the name organic on bottles and owning up to what is in the product!!

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