GMO Ingredients

When is the last time you looked closely at the list of strange, unidentifiable ingredients on your package of food? Unless the package is labeled with a USDA Organic or a Non-GMO Project certified insignia, processed foods typically contain a plethora of GMOs—typically in some form of processed corn (have you watched the movie King Corn yet?). Below is a list of “invisible” GMO ingredients (Source: the Non-GMO Shopping Guide):

Aspartame (also called AminoSweet®, NutraSweet®, Equal Spoonful®, Canderel®,  BeneVia®, E951)
Baking powder
Canola oil (rapeseed oil)
Caramel color
Cellulose
Citric acid
Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)
Colorose
Condensed milk
Confectioners sugar
Corn flour
Corn masa
Corn meal
Corn oil
Corn sugar
Corn syrup
Cornstarch
Cottonseed oil
Cyclodextrin
Cystein
Dextrin
Dextrose
Diacetyl
Diglyceride
Erythritol
Equal
Food starch
Fructose (any form)
Glucose
Glutamate
Glutamic acid
Glycerides
Glycerin
Glycerol
Glycerol monooleate
Glycine
Hemicellulose
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
Hydrogenated starch
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Inositol
Inverse syrup
Inversol
Invert sugar
Isoflavones
Lactic acid
Lecithin
Leucinelysine
Malitol
Malt
Malt syrup
Malt extract
Maltodextrin
Maltose
Mannitol
Methylcellulose
Milk powder
Milo starch
Modified food starch
Modified starch
Mono- and diglycerides
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Nutrasweet
Oleic acid
Phenylalanine
Phytic acid
Protein isolate
Shoyu
Sorbitol
Soy flour
Soy isolates
Soy lecithin
Soy milk
Soy oil
Soy protein
Soy protein isolate
Soy sauce
Starch
Stearic acid
Sugar (unless specified as cane sugar)
Tamari
Tempeh
Teriyaki marinades
Textured vegetable protein
Threonine
Tocopherols (vitamin E)
Tofu
Trehalose
Triglyceride
Vegetable fat
Vegetable oil
Vitamin B12
Vitamin C (see note*)
Vitamin E
Whey
Whey powder
Xanthan gum

*According to the Non-GMO Shopping Guide, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), although usually derived from corn, is “probably not” GM because it is not likely made in North America. However other sources like GMO Compass and Organic Consumers Association believe that Vitamin C is almost always GM, because of the newer GM-based production technology which is widely used in China, considering that China is the primary source of Vitamin C.


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6 thoughts on “GMO Ingredients

  1. What are we to eat this really sucks I have kidney dysfunction and they make it impossible to do the right thing …….I would like to list many swear words ..you know the root of all evil is the ugly dollar

    • Julie, if you haven’t already, feel free to explore the rest of our website, particularly under the “Shopping List” section. We’ve got all sorts of pages and resources to help you identify what you can eat. Very best of luck to you!

  2. Pingback: GMO Awareness | The Herbal Alchemyst

  3. Please keep up with what you’re doing. I love my life and I want to keep it. Please help stop the use of gmo’s so we can get it banned in the U.S.

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