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How to Avoid Foods Made with Genetically Modified Organisms [GMOs]

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posted on May, 3 2012 @ 05:59 PM
Here's a list of non-GMO containing foods, as well as many foods/brands which likely contain GMO, which everyone should take a look at and keep in the back of their minds when grocery shopping.

Many are well aware that Monsanto and GMO are infiltrating our food supply, but the most common question I come across is how to stay away from GMO containing products. Hopefully this helps.

Very few fresh fruits and vegetables for sale in the U.S. are
genetically modified. Novel products such as seedless watermelons are NOT genetically modified. Small amounts of zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, and sweet corn may be GM. The only commercialized GM fruit is papaya from Hawaii— about half of Hawaii’s papayas are GM.

Eggs: Non-GMO

Egg Innovations Organic
Eggland’s Best Organic
Land O’Lakes Organic
Nest Fresh Organic
Organic Valley
Pete and Jerry’s Organic Eggs
Wilcox Farms Organic


FDA is currently considering approval of the first GE animal intended for human consumption, a genetically engineered Atlantic salmon. This approval is pending despite overwhelming consumer opposition and unacceptable risks to human health, the marine environment, wild salmon populations and fishing economies. There are several other GE fish in the pipeline as well. To make matters worse, FDA argues that
these GE fish don’t even need to be labeled!

No genetically modified fowl or livestock is yet approved for human consumption. However, plenty of non-organic foods are produced from animals raised on GM feed such as grains. Look for 100% grass-fed animals.

Many alternative meat products are processed and include ingredients that can be genetically engineered, so give the ingredient lists close attention to avoid the Big Four at-risk ingredients, especially soy.


365 Brand (Whole Foods)
Bountiful Bean
Small Planet Tofu
Sunshine Burger
The Simple Soyman
White Wave
Woodstock Farms

May contain GMO ingredients:

Boca, unless labeled organic
Morningstar Farms,
Natural Touch,
Linda unless labeled organic

Dairy Products:
Non-GMO-Certified Organic

Alta Dena Organics
Butterworks Farm
Harmony Hills Dairy
Horizon Organic
Kirkland Organic
Lactaid Organic (Organic only)
Morningland Dairy
Nancy’s Organic Dairy
Natural by Nature
Noris Organic
Oregon Ice Cream Company
(Alden’s, Julie’s)
Organic Valley Dairy
Pacific Village
Radiance Dairy
Rogue Creamery
Safeway Organic Brand
Seven Stars Farm
Straus Family Creamery
Stremick's Heritage organic
Stonyfield Farm
Trader Joe's (organic line)
Whole Foods organic line
Wisconsin Organics
Woodstock Farms
Berkeley Farms
Bravo Farms cheese
Clover Stornetta Farms
Cowgirl creamery
Fred Meyer /
Mountain Dairy
Joseph Farms Cheese
Market of Choice
Oregon Gourmet cheese
Rogue Creamery
Rose Valley butter
Sunshine Dairy Foods
Tillamook Cheese
Trader Joe's store brand
Western Family
Wilcox Family Farms

Produced Without rBGH

Alta Dena
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Brown Cow Farm
Crowley Cheese of Vermont
Double Rainbow ice cream
Franklin County Cheese
Grafton Village Cheese
Great Hill Dairy
Lactaid milk (milk only)
Lifetime Dairy
Market Pantry (Target)
Nancy’s Natural Dairy
Safeway (Dairy Glen and Lucerne)
Trader Joe’s store brand
Walmart Great Value store brand
Whole Foods and 365 brands
Willamette Valley cheese
Midwest and Gulf States
Chippewa Valley Cheese
Erivan Dairy Yogurt
Promised Land Dairy
Westby Cooperative Creamery
East Coast
Blythedale Farm Cheese
Crescent Creamery
Derle Farms (milk with “no rBST” label only)
Erivan Dairy Yogurt
Farmland Dairies
Oakhurst Dairy
Trader Joe's store brand
Wilcox Dairy (rBST-free dairy line only)

May Contain GMO

Colombo (General Mills)
Kemps (aside from “Select” brand)
Land O’ Lakes
Yoplait (General Mills)

Milk or soy protein is the basis of most infant formulas. The secret ingredients in these products are often soy or milk from cows injected with rBGH. Many brands also add GMO-derived corn syrup, corn syrup solids, or soy lecithin.


Baby’s Only (certified organic products)
Earth’s Best
Gerber products
Mom Made Meals
Organic Baby
Plum Organics

May contain GMO ingredients

Enfamil (Mead Johnson)
Good Start (Gerber/Nestle)
Nestle brands (Gerber/Nestle)
Similac/Isomil – except Similac
Organic (Abbott Labs/Abbott Nutrition)

While baking ingredients such as wheat flour, rice, kamut, and oats are not genetically modified, many packaged breads and bakery items contain other GMO ingredients such as corn syrup.


Alvarado Street Bakery
Arrowhead Mills (organic line)
Bakery on Main
Berlin Natural Bakery
Bob’s Red Mill (organic line)
Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods
Dr Oetker Organics
French Meadow
Natural Ovens Bakery (organic line)
Nature’s Path
Rudi's Organic Bakery
Rumford Baking Powder
Safeway O brand (organic)
Trader Joe's brand

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Aunt Jemima (Quaker Oats/Pepsico)
Betty Crocker (General Mills)
Bisquick (General Mills)
Calumet Baking Powder (Kraft)
Duncan Hines (Pinnacle Foods)
Hungry Jack (Smucker’s)
Pillsbury (Smucker’s)

Cereals and breakfast bars are very likely to include GMO ingredients, because they are often made with corn and soy products.


Ambrosial Granola
Barbara’s (organic line)
Cascadian Farms
Golden Temple
Grandy Oats
Health Valley (organic line)
Lundberg® Purely Organic
Rice Cereal
Nature’s Path
Omega Smart Bars
Peace Cereal Organic
Safeway O brand (organic)
Simple Sweets
Sunridge Farms
Trader Joe's brand
Whole Foods 365

May Contain GMO Ingredients

General Mills
Post (Kraft)



Clif Bar
Divine Foods
Genisoy Bars
GoodOnYa Bar
Lara Bar
Luna Bar
MacroLife Naturals
Mojo (Clif Bar)
Nature’s Path
Organic Food Bar

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Balance Bar
Nature Valley snack bars and granola bars (General Mills)
Nabisco Bars (Kraft)
PowerBar (Nestle)
Quaker Granola Bars

Other than corn, no GM grains are sold on the market. Look for 100-percent wheat pasta, couscous, rice, quinoa, oats, barley, sorghum, and dried beans (except soybeans).


Bob's Red Mill, organic line
Casbah (Hain-Celestial)
Dr. McDougall's Right Foods
Eden certified organic grains
Fantastic Foods
Field Day
Ian's Natural Foods
Lotus Foods
Lundberg Family Farms
Organic Planet
Rising Moon
Seeds of Change (organic meals)
Sunridge Farms
Trader Joe's store brand
Vita-Spelt pasta
Whole Foods 365

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Betty Crocker meals (General Mills)
Knorr (Unilever)
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese meals
Near East (Quaker Oats Company / Pepsico)
Pasta Roni and Rice-A-Roni meals (Quaker Oats Company/Pepsico)

I will continue below, just give me a few minutes. Hope this is as educational for many of you as it was for me. Source will be linked in last post.

edit on 3-5-2012 by MysticPearl because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 06:06 PM

Look for less processed canned foods and foods packed only in water or olive oil (not corn, soybean, canola or cottonseed), and avoid canned foods containing corn syrup, sugar not labeled as “cane sugar” and soy ingredients which could be derived from GM crops.


ShariAnn’s certified organic beans
Trader Joe's store brands
Westbrae certified organic beans
Whole Foods 365
Woodstock Farms
Yves Veggie Cuisine (Hain Celestial)

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Chef Boyardee
Dinty Moore, Stagg, Hormel
Franco-American (Campbell’s)


Many soups and sauces are highly processed, so give the ingredient lists close attention to avoid the Big Four at-risk ingredients. Canned foods can be simply vegetables or fruits packed in water, but many canned foods also contain corn syrup or sugar which could be derived from GM crops. Look for less processed canned foods and foods packed only in water or olive oil (not corn, soybean, canola or cottonseed), and avoid canned foods containing corn syrup, sugar not labeled as “cane sugar” and soy ingredients.


Emerald Valley Kitchen
Fantastic Foods
Field Day
Green Mountain Gringo
Health Valley/Westbrae
Imagine Natural
Muir Glen Organic
Rising Moon
ShariAnn’s Organics
Seeds of Change
Trader Joe’s store brands (Trader Joe’s, Trader Jose’s, Trader Giotto’s)
Walnut Acres
Whole Foods 365

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Bertolli (Unilever)
Campbell products (including
Healthy Request, Chunky,
Simply Home, and
Pepperidge Farm)
Chef Boyardee (Con Agra)
Chi-Chi’s (Hormel)
Classico (Heinz)
Del Monte
Healthy Choice (ConAgra)
Hormel products
Hunt’s (ConAgra)
Old El Paso (General Mills)
Pace (Campbell ‘s)
Prego ( Campbell’s )
Progresso products
(General Mills)
Ragu (Unilever)

Many frozen foods are highly processed. Keep an eye out for the Big Four at-risk ingredients and stay away from frozen foods that contain them, unless they are marked organic or non-GM.


A.C. LaRocco
Amy’s Kitchen
Cascadian Farms Organic frozen
meals and vegetables
Helen’s Kitchen
Ian’s Natural Foods
Linda McCartney frozen meals
Mom Made Meals
Morningstar Farms (Organic line ONLY)
Rising Moon
The Simple Soyman
Trader Joe's store brands
Woodstock Farms

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Banquet (ConAgra)
Bertolli (Unilever)
Boca, unless labeled organic
Celeste (Pinnacle Foods)
Eggo Waffles (Kellogg)
Green Giant frozen meals
(General Mills)
Healthy Choice (ConAgra)
Kid’s Cuisine (ConAgra)
Lean Cuisine (Nestle)
Marie Callender’s (ConAgra)
Morningstar Farms, Morningstar
Farms Natural Touch, unless labeled organic (Kellogg)
Rosetto Frozen Pasta (Nestle)
Stouffer’s (Nestle)
Swanson (Campbell’s)
Tombstone (Kraft)
Totino’s (Smucker’s)
Voila! (Birds Eye/Unilever)

Unless labeled explicitly, corn, soybean, cottonseed, and canola oils probably contain genetically modified products. Choose pure olive, coconut, sesame, sunflower, safflower, almond, grapeseed, and peanut oils. Also choose preserves, jams, and jellies with cane sugar, not corn syrup.


Bountiful Bean
Bragg’s liquid amino
Carrington Farms Flax Seed
Crofter's Organic
Drew’s salad dressing
Emerald Cove
Emperor’s Kitchen
Emerald Valley Kitchen
Field Day
Follow Your Heart
Harvest Moon Mushrooms
I.M. Health SoyNut Butters
Ian’s Natural Foods
Krazy Ketchup
Maranatha Nut Butters
Miso Master
Muir Glen organic
tomato ketchup
Newmans Own Organic
The Simple Soyman
Spectrum oils and dressings
SushiSonic Asian Condiments
Trader Joe's store brands
Tropical Traditions
Vegan by Nature Buttery Spreads
Vigoa Cuisine
Whole Foods 365
Woodstock Farms

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Crisco (Smucker’s)
Del Monte
Hellman’s (Unilever)
Kraft condiments and dressings
Pam (ConAgra)
Peter Pan (ConAgra)
Skippy (Unilever)
Smucker’s (except their “Simply 100% Fruit” line of preserves)
Wesson (ConAgra)
Wish-Bone (Unilever)

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 06:15 PM
Look for snacks made from wheat, rice, or oats, and ones that use sunflower or safflower oils. There is no GM popcorn on the market, nor is there blue or white GM corn.


Barbara’s (organic line)
Bearitos/Little Bear Organics
(Hain Celestial)
Earthly Treats
Field Day
FritoLay Lay's Naturals
potato chips (“Naturals”
potato chips ONLY)
Garden of Eatin’
Grandy Oats
Hain Pure Snax/Hain Pure Foods
Health Valley
Ian's Natural Foods
Kettle Foods
Kopali Organics
Late July Organic Snacks
Mary's Gone Crackers
Namaste Foods
Nature’s Path Organic
Newman’s Own Organics & Newman’s Own (except salad dressing)
Peeled Snacks
Plum Organics Tots
Revolution Foods
Tasty Brand
Simple Sweets
Sunridge Farms
Safeway O organic brand
Trader Joe's store brand
Woodstock Farms, organic

May Contain GMO Ingredients

FritoLay (Lay’s, Ruffles, Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos)
Hostess Products
(Interstate Brands)
Keebler (Kellogg’s)
Kraft (Nabisco, Nilla Wafers,
Oreos, Ritz, Nutter Butter,
Honey Maid, SnackWells,
Teddy Grahams, Wheat
Thins, Triscuit)
Pepperidge Farm (Campbell’s)
Quaker Oats Company

Many sweeteners, and products like candy and chocolate that contain them, can come from GMO sources. Look for organic and non-GMO sweeteners, candy and chocolate products made with 100% cane sugar, evaporated cane juice or organic sugar to avoid GM beet sugar, and watch out for soy lecithin in chocolates and corn syrup in candies.
The sweetener aspartame is derived from GM microorganisms. It is also referred to as NutraSweet® and Equal® and is found in over 6,000 products, including soft drinks, gum, candy, desserts, yogurt, tabletop sweeteners, and some pharmaceuticals such as vitamins and sugar-free cough drops.



Sweeteners, Non-GMO:
C&H Pure Cane Sugar
Brer Rabbit molasses
Florida Crystals (organic, natural and demerara)
Grandma's Best Molasses
Sweet Cloud
Tropical Traditions
Trader Joe's brand
(Pure cane sugar, raw sugar, brown sugar, organic sugars)
Wholesome Sweetners (organic sugars, molasses, blue agave syrups, Organic Zero)
Woodstock Farms (organic)

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Crystal Sugar
(American Crystal)
Big Chief sugar
(Michigan Sugar Company)
GW sugar (Western Sugar)
Pioneer sugar
(Michigan Sugar Company)
White Satin sugar (Snake River/Amalgamated Sugar)

Most juices are made from GMO-free fruit (avoid papaya though, as it could be GMO), but the prevalence of corn-based sweeteners—e.g. high-fructose corn syrup—in fruit juices is cause for concern. Many sodas are primarily comprised of water and corn syrup. Look for 100-percent juice blends.


After the Fall organic juices
Big Island Organics
Blue Sky
Cascadian Farm
Crofters Organic
Quinoa Gold
R.W. Knudsen organic juices
and spritzers (Smucker’s)
Santa Cruz Organic (Smucker’s)
Sea20 Organic Energy Drink
Teeccino Herbal Caffe
Walnut Acres Organic Juices

May Contain GMO Ingredients

Coca-Cola (Fruitopia, Minute Maid, Hi-C, NESTEA)
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (Dr. Pepper, 7Up, A&W, Snapple, Hawaiian Punch, Sunkist, Crush, Canada Dry,
Mott's juice, Squirt, Sun Drop, Schweppes ginger ale, Vernors, Country Time, Clamato, IBC root beer,
Nantucket Nectors, Stewart's, Orangina, Diet Rite, Hires root beer)
Hansen Beverage Company
Hawaiian Punch
(Procter and Gamble)
Kraft (Country Time, Kool-Aid, Crystal Light, Capri Sun, Tang)
Libby’s (Nestlé)
Ocean Spray
Pepsi (Tropicana, Frappuccino,
Gatorade, SoBe, Dole)
Sunny Delight (Procter and
Swiss Miss (Con Agra)

More here

As I said, many are aware of the GMO infiltration of our food supply. The easiest excuse for continuing to buy GMO containing products is simply not knowing which products do and do not contain GMO. I really hopes this helps others as it helps me. Feel free to follow the link and print out the document, which can be taken to the super market with you.

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 06:38 PM
Great list, thank you for your effort!
I find the Nature's Promise brand to be quite affordable and of really good quality, is there a reason it didn't make your list? Just wondering if I have missed a GMO connection to it somehow. Thanks!

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 07:06 PM

Originally posted by satoriku
Great list, thank you for your effort!
I find the Nature's Promise brand to be quite affordable and of really good quality, is there a reason it didn't make your list? Just wondering if I have missed a GMO connection to it somehow. Thanks!

Will look into it. What I was surprised to see is that Nature Valley is a GMO containing product. Does a granola bar really have to be genetically modified?

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 09:57 PM
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Can't find confirmation on it one way or another. Will however let you know if I do find anything credible.

As an aside, I can't believe you're the only member to respond to this thread giving all the constant bitching and moaning on ATS about GMO. Seems people would rather just complain than take control of what they can, which would be what they put in their mouths.

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 10:02 PM
I doubt it's the granola, the bars are likely coated/made with some small amount of oil as a preservative--almost universally some kind of GMO vegetable oil, soy, canola, etc. Don't EVER get anything made with soy, canola, or corn, unless they are specified organic--those are the biggest GMO crops (90%+ of everything grown is GMO).

posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:06 AM
dude! don't forget the green giant canned foods! (they totally got monstanto stuff in them!)

and thank you! this list kicks butt!

will avoid monstanto like the plague! they have the same mentality as the people in our government that insist we drink poison from our faucets (sodium fluoride) without our permission or consent!

and they are the same people! check my signature!

they are greedy and don't care about our health.

they just pump poison right into our houses, and secretly infiltrate all our food brands and force us to eat their abominations all day long without even knowing!

then they say things like: "oh its totally modified but its not important to label it such"

or: "we don't think its important to do testing to see if its safe for human consumption"

they are pure evil.

hey i have homework for everyone! (the good kind) look at all the food in your house, and if its got high fructose corn syrup or some other ingredient or something you thing should be changed, call the little number on the back of the food label (there is almost always a phone number there) and suggest they make some changes!


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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 11:23 AM
But is in the rice. It is 100% non-animal. That means it is human geneseses!

Ventria Biosciences, which is moving to Missouri with plans to cultivate transgenic rice containing human genes. The genes prompt the plant to make two proteins normally found in breast milk, tears, and saliva. The biotech company intends to turn the substances into therapeutic food products to treat stomach disorders.

Anheuser-Busch executives seem to have been struck with indigestion at the thought that human proteins might conceivably crop up in bottles of Bud. Although highly unlikely, such a scenario isn't unheard of: Bioengineered seeds have often turned up in places they don't belong. So Busch vowed to boycott all Missouri rice last April, prompting Ventria to temporarily shelve its plans in the state.

So it left missouri. Then where did it go. Kansas? Global? Where is all the rice? Follow the rice.

posted on May, 4 2012 @ 11:24 AM
Thank you so much. I am fighting the whole GMO thing. I don't want to eat that stuff!!!!! I don't want to feed it to my family!!!! I have lost 25 pounds in 3 months by eating organic, and not drinking pop or candy. I also haven't had a headache in over 3 months. I have been getting them for 14 years! I also don't from a microwave anymore either.

Thank you for the post S&F

posted on May, 4 2012 @ 11:26 AM
Wonderful list. Thanks for that.

posted on May, 4 2012 @ 11:51 AM
Thanks for posting this! I've been trying to educate friends and family, but people are resistant to change... I myself started shopping exclusively at Trader Joe's a couple years ago. I like that they have no GMO and also don't carry anything imported from China or made from raw materials from China. I have also yet to find any products I buy there with high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils. TJ's also treats their employees very well and pays good wages, even offering benefits to part-time employees. I also like that the stores are smaller and much easier to get in and out quickly. Many people have it in their heads that it's expensive and just a health food store but that's not true IMO. Since I began shopping there full time I have actually spent less money overall, and TJ's has some of the best snack foods and desserts I've ever had! I've found that TJ's has made it much easier for me to eat healthy and I don't have to worry about closely reading every label because of their overall policies.

posted on May, 4 2012 @ 01:14 PM
"money bomb against monsanto"

These "Right to Know" groups include:

The Organic Consumers Association
Food Democracy Now
Nature's Path
Lundberg Family Farms
Eden Foods, and
The Organic Consumers Fund
Institute For Responsible Technology

get on the ballot in CA and its just beginning
its only by our own voices that we will be heard


posted on May, 4 2012 @ 01:32 PM
Thanks MysticPearl, that's a huge list that obviously took a lot of time to make. I'll be copying that list to a text file and sending it to my family. Thanks again, flag and stars!

posted on May, 5 2012 @ 02:05 AM
I am thankful for your time and link to these GM foods.

Recently, after a short stay in the hospital, I was released with the instructions that I should start to use "Ensure" to help my immune system. Reading the list of ingredients I am concerned as Canola Oil, corn oil, and soy protein isolate, are listed among many other ingredients that I don't understand. Do you have any information on this product?

I am sharing your link with family. Thank you.


posted on May, 5 2012 @ 03:14 AM
Not to derail the thread, but on the subject of being recommended Ensure...

I bet you could make your own power smoothies, fresh at home, without any GMO ingredients, that could be way more nourishing and potent than any prepackaged drink! Not sure why specifically it was recommended to you, but in doing just that, you can look into all kinds of superfoods, medicinal mushrooms, plus the advantage of adding fresh foods packed with living enzymes... It could take some time and initial investment, but I think the end result could be well worth it.

Every morning I have a giant smoothie with whatever magic powders are in the cupboard--maca, acai, spirulina, chlorella, bee pollen, vanilla powder, kelp, phytoplankton, goji berries, nettles, polypore mushroom tea, flax oil, hemp seed, dates (okay, I don't put ALL these things at once... but I could!)... Whether it's for a meal or a nutritional supplement, making your own drinks gives you the freedom to customize a really powerful addition to your day. If you are lacking in something specifically, it would be easy to make something tailored to your needs (adding spirulina for iron, for example, or maca for magnesium). And once you have all the stuff it's just a matter of five minutes of prep in the kitchen with a blender.

I've sworn off processed foods a long time ago. Some of them I was scared into thinking I needed, others I just longed for... but when you take the time to get creative, and add a little help from the internet, the only limit to what you can create for yourself is your imagination!

I think there's also a larger paradigm that is starting to break with all the (much needed) uproar about processed foods. People are getting involved with what they are putting into their bodies, starting to heal, and... that will in turn heal the planet, one person at a time. I hope it's enough to keep the bees well-populated and happy. I think it might be.

posted on May, 5 2012 @ 10:55 AM

Originally posted by manicminxx
Not to derail the thread, but on the subject of being recommended Ensure...

I bet you could make your own power smoothies, fresh at home, without any GMO ingredients, that could be way more nourishing and potent than any prepackaged drink!

Thank you for your suggestions. I will look into the information you provided. Not wanting to derail this thread either, but thought that the question did indeed apply.


posted on May, 16 2012 @ 06:48 AM
Wow MysticPearl. Thank you so much for your time and effort to put together that list. Starred and flagged.

I'd add most lettuce in the stores and most corn is GMO nowadays. With the lettuce, they genetically modify it to stop "bugs" from digesting it. The end result is that what bugs are incapable of digesting, neither are humans. You'll instantly know if you've eaten GMO lettuce because it will come out in the toilet the way you chewed it up-- chunks of undigestable lettuce. Stupid really to genetically modify lettuce for the purposes of making it undigestible to insects, because humans can't digest it either. Corn is the same way. If it's GMO, it will come out in the toilet the way you chewed it up. Sadly, when it comes to corn, try as though many do to grow non-GMO corn, there's always cross-pollination of organic corn by bees, birds and insects with GMO corn. So when you buy frozen organic corn, there's a percentage of cross-pollination of the kernels mixed in. Usually home grown or small farmer organic is the better way to go and to buy whole ears of it, rather than packaged kernels mixed together.

Originally posted by manicminxx
I doubt it's the granola, the bars are likely coated/made with some small amount of oil as a preservative--almost universally some kind of GMO vegetable oil, soy, canola, etc. Don't EVER get anything made with soy, canola, or corn, unless they are specified organic--those are the biggest GMO crops (90%+ of everything grown is GMO).

With granola bars there's several ways that they might be GMO. Many use brown rice syrup sweetners and the rice is genetically modified. Others use GMO sugars as sweetners. Some outright use GMO oats.

The caution on granola bars is that when it comes to those who have USDA organic granola bars, if they use organic brown rice syrup as a sweetner, for some reason there's arsenic in the organic brown rice.

A bunch of articles on arsenic in organic brown rice syrup sweetners used in organic granola bars

Not sure why the arsenic is ending up in the organic brown rice sweetner though. And GMO brown rice sweetners are worse than the organic.

posted on May, 16 2012 @ 07:17 AM
reply to post by MysticPearl

Thanks for all the work on this thread. It is indeed very difficult to keep up. One question - if chickens and cows are fed gmo modified feed, do they not then "become" gmo to an extent?

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posted on May, 21 2012 @ 02:34 PM
I suggest 2 additions to your GMO Watch list:

Kashi Foods ... so far, the soy ingredients in their products test out as 100% GMO soy, and they are now getting a big consumer backlash:

Barbara's is the other brand that is also being to have its ingredients test positive for GMO, also according to which is at the above link.

Thank you for including Trader Joe stores on your non-GMO list. They have pledged to not stock foods that use GMO ingredients. Their website is:

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