Healthy eating starts with avoiding genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Eat Non GMO Foods
If you're one of the many SMART shoppers who wants to find GMO free foods here's the lowdown on how to do so:
Choose certified organic foods
According to USDA regulations, organics may not contain genetically modified ingredients.
Buy whole, unprocessed food (a.k.a. "real" food)
Most fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains and beans are not genetically modified foods.
In other words, if your caveman ancestors would have eaten it...it's probably a gmo free food!
Non GMO Foods: Handy Shopping Guides
Non GMO Foods Shopping Guide from the Institute for Responsible Technology.
The "True Food Shopping List" from Greenpeace.
By no means are either a complete list of all GMO free foods, but it's good starting point. The lists will likely be updated as new information and new products evolve.
Read Labels: Avoid products with ingredients likely to be from genetically modified crops.
Most GM ingredients are made from the "Big Four:" corn, soybeans, canola, and cottonseed.
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 genetically modified beet sugar.
To Purchase Non GMO Foods: Shop in THESE Grocery Stores
Whole Foods/Wild Oats and Trader Joe's.
These supermarkets don't like "frankenfoods!" Their private label products are made with ingredients that have not been genetically modified.
Genetically modified foods are banned by food manufacturers in Europe and elsewhere, yet GMOs are present in the vast majority of processed foods in the US. According to various estimates, as much as 60-75% of processed food in the United States may contain ingredients from genetically modified crops.
Vote with your dollar.
Join The Campaign for Healthier Eating In America. Help push GMOs out of the entire food supply!
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