With all this new focus on GMOs – as if we weren’t already super concerned about what is in food – a question you may be asking yourself is – what can I eat? Never before in the history of humans on the planet has that question been more complicated.
As for me, Sleuth 4 Health, I try to avoid GMOs when I can. The easiest place to avoid them is in my own kitchen. I take my reading glasses to the store with me and when I pick up a product, I turn the package, carton, jar, whatever, around and I read the ingredients. If there is a GMO ingredient in there, even just one, I don’t buy the item. (For a list of common GMO ingredients in foods, click here.)
When I eat at someone else’s home I just suck it up and know that I am eating GMOs. No one appreciates a high maintenance dinner guest who demands to know what kind of oil you are using or if there is cornstarch in the gravy. I won’t go that far. Restaurants are pretty much the same scenario.
There are resources that can help us make more informed choices about what we’re buying and what we’re eating. At the non-GMO project website, there is a list of foods that have passed the GMO-free inspection and are officially labeled as non-GMO. I would trust this certification the most when it comes to GMO. Though an ‘organic’ label denotes that GMOs should not have knowingly gone into the product, GMOs can still be in there – if even by accident. So if you really want peace of mind, trust the non-GMO project list. It appears to be growing every day. Look for this label: