Walking into any supermarket, you are surrounded by an abundance of food that appeals to any craving imaginable. Thus, choosing healthy food options can be a daunting task. Furthermore, choosing foods that also don’t contain chemicals, pesticides or other toxins can also result in uncertainty. Shopping around, consumers are now more likely to see the term “Non-GMO”. So what are GMO’s? GMO’s stand for Genetically Modified Organisms, meaning that a lot of the food found in stores are chemically manufactured. What people do not know is how detrimental it can be to consume products that are made with GMO. A lot of these chemically manufactured foods and ingredients are created in labs and are then packaged to be sold to consumers. Therefore, it is important for people to be aware and learn which top foods tend to be GMO and to avoid them at all costs. Furthermore, to protect oneself from ingesting these food items, one must look for the seal that says “NON-GMO” on the front of the package.
Listed below are 9 sources where GMO is hidden so it is vital that consumers read all ingredients to ensure that it is not consumed. These 9 sources include:
- Fruit Juice
- Chewing Gum
- Canned Fish
- Homemade Baked Goods
- Produce Bin
- “Healthier” Dairy Products
- Dairy Products
- Dried Fruit and Vegetables
Information on why you should not to buy these food unless they are NON-GMO can be found here.
It is important to learn about GMO’s and how they can affect your overall health. Thankfully, walking into stores now, there is more availability of NON-GMO foods, as well as a push to move away from genetically modified foods.
More information on GMO awareness, as well as which manufacturers are NON-GMO can be found here.