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Four Simple Tips for Avoiding GMOs

How to Avoid GMOsWhile the health and environmental risks of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are still being debated, many people feel strongly about not eating them. After all, do you really want fish genes in your tomato? Here are four simple shopping tips from

1. Buy Organic

Anything with a USDA Organic label cannot contain GMO ingredients by law.

2. Look for “Non-GMO”
Your safest bet is with products that carry the “Made with non-GMO Ingredients” seal shown here, because it’s third-party verified. However, some companies voluntarily label their products or limit their claim to one staple ingredient.

3. Avoid “At Risk” Ingredients
If you’re looking at a processed food that’s not organic and contains corn, soybeans, canola or cottonseed, the likelihood that it contains GMOs is very high. Also, beware of so-called “Invisible Genetically Modified Ingredients” like sugar that’s made from GM sugar beets.

4. Use a Shopping Guide
Although these guides may not have every product you search for, they have most major brands. Try or

July 20th, 2010

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i took this advice and my allergies and asthma have completely disappeared. i even stumped my doctor. i even lost weight and dont get sick as often or for very long anymore. i will stick to this new way of eating. i call it the eat a variety of everything diet as long as its not processed with gmo!

posted Apr 6th, 2013 6:10 am

Mike Smith

Thanks so much; I took advantage of your advice and found that the GMO ingredient you spoke of are in nearly all Foods, now I know that the GMO organism is in the produce and is sayed to cause organ problems , I think we're going to go orgnic for the kids

posted Mar 27th, 2013 5:31 am


Good website leads; I've never looked for the non-GMO tag before, and will from now on. I'd like to see a much longer research trail before overloading on these ingredients.

posted Aug 6th, 2010 10:07 pm


Whoa, I never gave this a thought before; thanks. I'm taking these hints on my next shopping trip.

posted Jul 28th, 2010 4:55 pm


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