What’s Next for Label GMOs?

 

Prop 37, the initiative that would have required labeling of foods made with genetically engineering ingredients, may not have passed in California (although some folks are still holding out hope until the final count is in) but the movement to label GMOs is still in full swing.  What’s next?

 

1.  Avoid GMOs.

Download our one-page tri-fold GMO-free Shopping Guide to help navigate the aisles at your grocery store.

Boycott GMOs Flowchart

The GM crops currently commercialized in the United States are:

  • soy
  • cotton
  • canola
  • sugar beets
  • corn
  • Hawaiian papaya
  • zucchini
  • yellow squash

Continue to avoid GMOs by purchasing organic products or products that are non-GMO verified especially when it comes to the GM foods listed above.  When you read labels, look out for ingredients that may be genetically modified such as vegetable oil and margarines (made with soy, corn, cottonseed, and/or canola), vegetable protein, tofu, tempeh, corn syrup, corn starch, lecithin, aspartame, and sugar (unless specified as cane sugar).  For a more extensive list of invisible GM ingredients to watch out for, see below.

And don’t forgot to check the ingredients on soaps, cleaning supplies and cosmetics too!

 

2.  Vote with your dollars.

Boycott companies that fought against your right to know what’s in your food.  If we hit them where it hurts (their bottom line), companies will consider reformulating their products to use only non-GMO ingredients.

For a complete list of companies and brands that donated $46 million dollars to oppose labeling GMOs, click here.

 

3.  Support the food heroes

Support the companies and organizations who believe that consumers have the right to know what’s in their food AND put their money where their mouth is to support labeling GMOs.

For a list of companies and brands that support GMO labeling, click here.

 

4.  Stay involved in the fight for transparency in our food system.

Join, support and volunteer with organizations who are working to stop the genetic engineering of our food supply.  A few we love include:

Food Democracy Now

Institute for Responsible Technology

Label GMOs/California Right to Know

GMO Inside

 

GMOs Hiding in Your Food

Unless the foods are organic or non-GMO verified, these ingredients are likely made from GMOs:

Aspartame (also called AminoSweet®, NutraSweet®, Equal Spoonful®, Canderel®,  BeneVia®, E951)
baking powder
canola oil (rapeseed oil)
caramel color
cellulose
citric acid
cobalamin (Vitamin B12)
colorose
condensed milk
confectioners sugar
corn flour
corn masa
corn meal
corn oil
corn sugar
corn syrup
cornstarch
cottonseed oil
cyclodextrin
cystein
dextrin
dextrose
diacetyl
diglyceride
erythritol
Equal
food starch
fructose (any form)
glucose
glutamate
glutamic acid
glycerides
glycerin
glycerol
glycerol monooleate
glycine
hemicellulose
high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
hydrogenated starch
hydrolyzed vegetable protein
inositol
inverse syrup
inversol
invert sugar
isoflavones
lactic acid
lecithin
leucine lysine
malitol
malt
malt syrup
malt extract
maltodextrin
maltose
mannitol
methylcellulose
milk powder
milo starch
modified food starch
modified starch
mono and diglycerides
monosodium glutamate (MSG)
Nutrasweet
oleic acid
Phenylalanine
phytic acid
protein isolate
shoyu
sorbitol
soy flour
soy isolates
soy lecithin
soy milk
soy oil
soy protein
soy protein isolate
soy sauce
starch
stearic acid
sugar (unless specified as cane sugar)
tamari
tempeh
teriyaki marinades
textured vegetable protein
threonine
tocopherols (vitamin E)
tofu
trehalose
triglyceride
vegetable fat
vegetable oil
vitamin B12
vitamin E
whey
whey powder
xanthan gum

Thank you to the Institute for Responsible Technology for this list of hidden ingredients.

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