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It is important to avoid genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the food by assessing how you shop and eat to avoid harmful chemicals in your and your children’s diets.

  • Buy organic, as much as possible.
  • Look for “Non-GMO” label.
  • Avoid at-risk ingredients– 4 major crops are:
    • Soy
    • Corn
    • Cottonseed
    • Canola

  • Consider other products that may contain GMOs:
    • Soy flour, lecithin, protein, isolate, and isoflavone – used in millions of processed foods
    • GM sugar beets may soon enter the food supply. To avoid GM beet sugar, look for organic and non-GMO sweeteners, candy and chocolate producst made with 100% cane sugar, evaporated cane juice or organic sugar.
    • Half of Hawaii’s papayas are GM!
    • Novel products such as SEEDLESS WATER MELONS are NOT genetically modified.
    • Baby Foods and Infant formula often have soy or milk from cows injected with rbGH. Also, many brands add GMO-deriven corn syrup, corn syrup solids, or soy lecithin.
    • Cereals and breakfast bars are very likely to include GMO ingreidents, because the are often made with corn and soy products.
    • Many frozen and snack foods, canned soups, sauces and dressings are highly processed and often contain GMO ingredients.
    • Many candy, chocolate and sweeteners can come from GMO sources. Watch out for soy lecithin chocolate and corn syrup in candies!
    • The sweetener aspartame is derived from GM microorganisms found in over 6,00 products (including soft drinks, gum, candy, yogurt, vitamins etc.)
    • Luckily, there is no GM Popcorn on the market!

Reading labels is the only way to determine what you are eating, even when it comes down to fresh vegetables and fruit.

Be happy and healthy, Dr. Tijana

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