My goal is to make the list of Monsanto products as complete and as accurate as possible. Please report if there are products that aremissing from this list, or if there are products on the list that shouldn’t be.
Whilethis Buycott app will help identify some of the main companies that use geneticallymodified products, there are undoubtedly many others that are not on the list. Also, notethat some of the companies targeted by this campaign may have some products, or even entire brands, that donot contain GMO.
Doyou want to avoid these genetically modified products for your health? Or to fight Monsanto? Hopefully both!
Even though we don't (yet!) have GMO information on our food labels, it is still important to READthe labels!!! Be an informed consumer. And, avoid the following ingredients:
1. Corn. At least half of the US farms growing corn are using geneticallymodified corn, much of which is intended for human consumption. And the rest isgrown to feed our food … LThe nutritional value of GMO corn has been found to be significantly less thanthat of organic corn, and contains pesticides (glyphosate) in theDNA.
2.Soy:Found in numerous “healthy” products, including tofu, vegetarian products,soybean oil, and soy flour. Approximately 90% of the soy crop has beengenetically modified to resist herbicides, specifically Monsanto's herbicideRoundup.
3.Sugar: Sugarbeets, genetically modified by Monsanto to resist hericides, were introduced tothe U.S. market in 2009.
4.Aspartame:Aspartame, a Monsanto product, is a toxic additive used in numerous foodproducts. It is created with genetically modified bacteria. It is frequently found in: Diet sodas, yogurts, chewing gum, cooking sauces, crisps, tabletop sweeteners, drink powders, flavored water, sugar-free products and cereals.
5.Canola:One of the most chemically altered foods in the U.S. diet, canola oil isobtained from rapeseed through a series of chemical actions.
Common Ingredients Derived from GMO Risk Crops
Amino Acids, Aspartame, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate, Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Ethanol, Flavorings (“natural” and “artificial”), High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Lactic Acid, Maltodextrins, Molasses, Monosodium Glutamate, Sucrose, Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Xanthan Gum, Vitamins, Yeast Products.
Finally: Check out the Non-GMO Project at www.nongmoproject.org
. There you will find a (small but growing) list of stores that sell non-gmo foods. You can also find a large list of foods that have VERIFIED to be non-GMO: http://www.nongmoproject.org/find-non-gmo/search-participating-products/
Every effort has been made to provide an accurate list. The non-GMO project verified list grows constantly. And then there are the ones that are difficult to determine. For example: Odwalla. Odwalla is an organic beverage, so it doesn't have GMOs. It should be on the list of good foods, right? But Odwalla's parent company is Minute Maid … and Minute Maid is a division of Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola has poured huge amounts to block labeling. So do we categorize Odwalla to represent the actual ingredient/process used for that food, or do we categorize based on the parent company's policy? It's a tough one.