Blog: Vermont Likely to be Labeling Food with GMO Ingredients

Those sweet cobs of corn that go so well with steak on the grill may not be so SWEET for your health!!! At least Vermont is on the right track. That innocent looking cob of corn, yellow squash or zucchini at the grocery store is most likely GMO, unless you are purchasing organic. GMO foods have been shown to be harmful to humans, animals and the environment but despite growing opposition, more and more crops are being genetically altered. If you avoid eating processed foods you are already ahead of the game, because according to the latest study published in the New York Times, “More than 90 percent of the nation’s corn, soy, canola and sugar beets — from which the bulk of the nation’s sugar is derived — are GMO, and the Grocery Manufacturers Association has estimated that some 80 percent of foods found in grocery stores contain ingredients made from such crops. ” Non GMO Labeled foods or USDA Organic foods contain no GMO food ingredients. Although it may be impossible to avoid GMO foods completely, here is the top 10 GMO products you are likely to see at the grocery store. They are Corn (corn, corn oil and corn products), Soy (soybean oil and soy products), Dairy (because cows are fed GMO corn and soy, buy organic here), Sugar (sugar beets), Yellow Squash (buy organic), Zucchini (buy organic), Canola (canola oil), Papaya, Cotton (cotton oil), and Aspartame (artificial sweetener you need to avoid).

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