It’s relatively simple to decide to stop including genetically modified foods in your diet, but unfortunately, it’s not always easy to determine where those GMOs are hiding.
According to the Environmental Working Group, 60+ nations require that genetically modified foods be labeled – but Canada isn’t one of them. That makes it tricky for consumers to know what products contain GMOs, and how to avoid them altogether.
To help you navigate the muddy waters, we’ve put together this infograph that will allow you to make your own informed decisions.
The easiest way to avoid GMOs is to buy organic. By definition, certified organic foods do not contain GMOs.
You can also rely on foods that are verified GMO free – the producers of these foods have gone out of their way to earn this non-GMO verification.
Make a habit of checking the labels of products, avoiding those with common ingredients that are derived from GMO risk crops. You’ll often find these ingredients in processed foods. Look for amino acids, aspartame, ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbate, vitamin c, citric acid, sodium citrate, ethanol, both natural and artificial flavorings, high-fructose corn syrup, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, lactic acid, maltodextrins, molasses, monosodium glutamate, sucrose, texture vegetable protein (tvp), xantham gum, vitamins, yeast products, vegetable oil, canola oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, corn oil, corn flour, corn start, and corn meal.
Be aware that certain crops are at risk of being genetically modified. Some of the most at-risk crops are cotton, canola, soy, corn, sugar beets, papaya, zucchini, and summer squash.
One place you won’t find GMOs is in Love Child Organics products. None of our products contain GMOs, and we’re in the process of working towards our non-GMO certification. We want it to be easy for you to choose to say no to GMOs!