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How can I avoid GMO food? I just dont want to eat them. Is leaving the U.S. the only way?

Submitted by: Schmicht


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Expert response from Connie Diekman

MEd, RD, LD, FADA

Monday, 06/07/2015 21:34

Organic foods, and foods that carry the label “Non-GMO Project,” are two types of food that you can purchase knowing that they do not contain GMO’s. Currently the only crops that are GMO are corn, papaya, soy, yellow squash, canola, cotton and sugar beets (the last three are either oil or added sugar, not actual foods you would buy). 

 

If you look at the list you can see that many foods in the supermarket are not GMO but an easy way to also avoid GMO’s is to limit your intake of packaged foods and rely on foods that are sometimes referred to as whole or real. Choosing fruits and veggies with some nuts for a snack instead of packaged chips or crackers is one example.

Answer

Expert response from Connie Diekman

MEd, RD, LD, FADA

Monday, 06/07/2015 21:34

Organic foods, and foods that carry the label “Non-GMO Project,” are two types of food that you can purchase knowing that they do not contain GMO’s. Currently the only crops that are GMO are corn, papaya, soy, yellow squash, canola, cotton and sugar beets (the last three are either oil or added sugar, not actual foods you would buy). 

 

If you look at the list you can see that many foods in the supermarket are not GMO but an easy way to also avoid GMO’s is to limit your intake of packaged foods and rely on foods that are sometimes referred to as whole or real. Choosing fruits and veggies with some nuts for a snack instead of packaged chips or crackers is one example.