“Genetically Modified” / “Genetically Engineered” foods are controversial and their safety is highly questionable, yet we are bombarded with them here in the U.S. Check genetically modified corn crops…concerning info!
- 22 countries in Europe are saying “NO” to genetically modified (GMO) foods. And because of consumer fears, major U.S. companies are not using GMO foods in Europe. GMO foods that do enter some European countries must be labeled as such.
- However, in the U.S., most major companies are still continuing to use GMO/GE foods for our consumption, and no labeling is required. Why are standards different in the U.S. than they are in Europe? Do the major companies just figure they can get by with it over here?
- According to True Food Network, thousands of products on our U.S. supermarket shelves are made with ingredients from genetically engineered (GE) crops.
- Corn, soy, canola and cotton products account for nearly 99% of the GE crop acreage in North America.
Check the ingredients list of the products you buy. Some ingredients will say “modified,” however most products with modified ingredients will not be labeled. Keep a lookout for these:
- Corn: corn, corn oil, any type corn syrup, corn starch, corn meal
- Soy: soybeans, soy protein, soy lecithin, soy oil, soy sauce, soy isolates
- Canola: canola oil
- Cotton: cottonseed oil
TIP TO REMEMBER: Organic Foods never use genetically modified foods.