Modified Ingredients in Your Food
Genetically modified ingredients are not required
to be listed on the labels of packaged foods produced in the U.S. If
you buy package food, there is a high likelihood that you are eating
genetically engineered ingredients in your food without even knowing
Corn and soy are two of the most common crops that
are genetically engineered in the USA. Back in 1999, "Consumer Reports
shopped at grocery stores throughout the country and bought a variety
of processed foods containing corn or soybeans, ingredients most likely
to be genetically engineered. None of the foods bought by Consumers
Reports were labeled as genetically engineered, but DNA analysis showed
genetically engineered ingredients in:
- Three powdered infant formulas: Enfamil
Formula, Similac Isomil Soy Formula, and Nestle Carnation;
- Several soy burger products, including Boca
Max's Favorite, Morningstar Farms Better 'n Burgers, and
Green Giant Harvest Burgers (now called Morningstar Farms
Harvest Burgers). McDonald's McVeggie Burgers also showed GE
- Ovaltine Malt powdered beverage mix;
- Bac-Os Bacon Flavor bits;
- Bravos Tortilla Chips Nacho Nacho!
- Old El Paso 12 Taco Shells
- Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix"
Organic View 1.13
September 14, 1999
The biotech industry is
forging ahead and trying
to bring more and more genetically modified foods onto the market. So
today, the range of foods containing GMOs is in all likelihood quite
extensive. And as long as there are no laws requiring the labeling of
GMOs on the label, you'll never know whether the packaged foods you buy
contain genetically engineered ingredients.
If you buy organic foods, you generally won't be
getting GMO food, unless you eat soy. According to Dr. Tim O'Shea, all
soy today is GMO, even organic.
The best way to avoid GMO foods is to avoid
packaged foods that contain corn and soy ingredients and to eat as much
fresh, whole organic food as possible.
Learn more about the hazzards of GMO food:
For GE-FREE Agriculture
Seeds of Deception
Consumer's Union - Genetically Engineered
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