The Bible says the prophet Abraham held an open house and fed people all day long as a ploy to educate them about the Teachings. In this manner, he reminded his guests that God blessed both the host, (Abraham), and his guests--clever marketing idea!

Not everyone is a philosopher or wants to learn new ideas, but everyone likes to eat, especially when it's free. I have always loved to eat and been inquisitive about food and nutrition. I was born with an allergy to wheat, eggs, nuts, and dairy. In spite of these limitations, I have tasted and gobbled up seventy-three years of an infinite variety of food from around the planet as I searched for the perfect diet to satisfy my adventurous and insatiable palate. At the moment I am a gluten-free, organic locavore- however, this hasn't always been the case. I have lived in Western Europe, (mainly Tuscany), and most of the major American cities, where I ate anything and everything until those allergies and sensitivities caught up with me and took the form of Celiac Disease. The EU doesn't allow chemically altered food that has been sprayed, dipped, radiated, injected with antibiotics, additives, dyes, and also genetically modified.
Celiac Disease (CD), is a digestive disorder that causes an immune reaction to the protein gluten, which damages the lining of the small intestine, and reduces the ability of the small intestine to absorb nutrients. It is hard to diagnose, as tests are not always accurate, and celiac symptoms of celiac can resemble other conditions such as chronic fatigue and certain types of anemia. The immune system is challenged by inflammation and underfunctions.
Lactose (milk sugar) and gluten (protein found in wheat, barley, and rye) are
allergens. They manifest in similar ways to gluten intolerance. Gluten is not an allergy, it is an intolerance and sensitivity-a subtle yet essential difference when it comes to diagnosis. Tests for CD are improving but are still not one-hundred percent accurate. 

Symptoms of both lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity involve both physical and neurological challenges: gastrointestinal problems, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, and many other disturbances. Gluten intolerance is the more serious of the two sensitivities, as it can lead to diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, autism, and ADHD. Celiac Disease can appear at any time of life. Many inherit it and some are diagnosed after pregnancy, a trauma, or surgery. Even though I was diagnosed with an allergy to wheat and lactose as an infant, Iwas sixty-eight years old before Ilearned I was gluten intolerant. Most likely, I inherited it from my father, who had psoriasis and eczema-two major CD symptoms. Until recently, there were supposedly no cures for
this silent epidemic. Since then, I have discovered the power of the mind, and that we can attain anything we desire, including perfect health.

As I write this book, in 2011, there are three to five million Celiacs in the world,
ninety-five percent of whom don't realize they are afflicted with this treacherous disease. Many of these people spend thousands of dollars and many hours in the search for the answer to their mysterious aches and pains, as they run from doctor to doctor, sometimes seeing from twelve to fifteen doctors before they are diagnosed with CD. Even though the word celiac has become more familiar to many Americans, there is still a great deal of confusion about the correct and tasty way to follow this eating style.

May this book that comes from my heart and soul, as well as my taste buds, satisfy the readers' yearnings for a simple and nutritious diet, and a normal life, despite the challenges of a wheat and gluten-free diet. We are all different, and no single diet is good for everyone. I dislike the word diet along with what it implies. I prefer the European word regime. Europeans live the food experience with passion, as an integral part of an entire lifestyle with other essential ingredients that include laughter, family friends, and love.

I hope you enjoyed this -
To Be Continued ...
 
This has been an interesting month. I discovered that some Celiacs cannot eat carbos at all. This is called Disaccaridate Deficiency. I have also been diagnosed with Candida, which is often a bedmate of gluten intolerance. Why am I grateful to learn this new dietary challenge? Because I know that it only takes 5 years to heal the body, and people who have overcome major health challenges are healthier than those who have ignored their health and the importance of nutrition until their later years. People who have taken their bodies for granted, often find they have a more difficult time to conquer the major diseases that often appear in our later years, such as heart disease and cancer.

That is why it is so important to work with a gluten intolerance expert, and to commit to a lifestyle that substitutes greens and protein for wheat and sugar.

I also have received my 2nd year certification as an ASR educator for effective communications strategies from the WANT Institute. I am continuing into  2011 for my 3rd year. I have learned that the hormones that our brain releases through the thoughts we have and the words we say are either healthy (dopamine and seratonin), or unhealthy (too much cortisol and adrenaline). I have started to meditate to increase the healthy hormones and to think before I act to cause less stress to myself and others. 

I recommend Dr. Pat Allen's work, which is based on Transactional Analysis and the latest scientific research on the brain.

I also want to recommend Barrie Silberberg's excellent book, The Autism & ADHD DIet. This book can literally save your life and that of your children. She covers all possible avenues and resources, and is the most trustworthy authority on these issues that I have found.
 
http://www.selfgrowth.com/topics.html.

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  Celiac and Me How can I help end the gluten epidemic? As a food activist, I and my colleagues know we can help change the health of the world through education, example, and organizations such as Slow Food (I was a leader of 3 conviviums).


This was the question I asked myself in 2002, as soon as I learned I was a Celiac and what that signified. Because of a breast cancer mastectomy in 1995, I had undergone chemotherapy and radiation, plus a slew of powerful antibiotics when I contracted a life threatening staphylococcus infection after an attempt at breast replacement. I vowed I would delve deep into my inner self and find out why I contracted cancer. I wanted to upgrade my diet further, even though I had eaten mainly the Mediterranean Diet for more than 20 years, when I lived in Tuscany. This nutritional lifestyle is based on vegetables and legumes, and nutritionists and dieticians identify it as one of the world’s healthiest nutritional regimes.


 

When I moved to LA in 2004, my Hungarian MD, Dr. Ilona Abraham, diagnosed me as gluten intolerant. She recognized the symptoms, as she is Celiac herself, and said it is very common with people with Eastern European roots. Dr Ilona suggested I omit all wheat from my diet. Then, my homeopath, Dr. Gail Tune McDonald, diagnosed me with Sjorgans Disease, which is a similar immune system disease. By 2005, I was a food coach and cooking school director for Whole Foods Market—the first full time food coach at the time in the Woodland Hills, CA store—a position I developed thanks to my customers, who would ask me for advice about what to eat when their doctor told them to eliminate wheat from their diet. I began to research wheat allergy, (had born with an allergy to wheat), which led to the discovery of my own gluten intolerance.  Gluten sensitivity is not an allergy. It is a lifelong disease of the immune system, which can lead to dire consequences such as cancer, arthritis, and neurological chemical imbalances such as autism and ADHD. Over the last 200 years of our modern age, active genetic selection, and genetic modification, has changed the aspect of the original wheat from few grains and little gluten, to huge wheat production with added gluten (50% of the protein content), well adapted to cultivation and extrinsic production.Humans today no longer eat the original wheat grain, and are still too young to digest the wheat we can buy in today’s markets and bakeries, which are additive “enhanced”. However, we are fortunate to have a choice of a frozen, gluten-free breads at many specialty supermarkets and health stores.

 

As an avid label reader, I haunt the shelves of normal fare and gluten-free with the same approach. There are too many products that contain ingredients that are toxic for me to take any chances. Every time I do, I have a mood swing or tummy ache. I like Kinnikinnick, Glutino, and Seeds for Life seed breads, English muffins, and hamburger buns, as they don’t contain yeast, which sometimes provokes candida. When I toast theses gluten-free breads, I find them very tasty substitutes for wheat. I also recommend Tinkyada and Pastariso gluten-free rice pastas. Quinoa pastas are good too. Be sure not to overcook the pasta—al dente us best.I also work with a naturopath who reminds me that my allergies can dissipate when I don’t tell my subconscious that I “own” the allergy, as when I used to say, “I am a Celiac”. Now, a few times a day, every day, I tell myself I am on the way to perfect health. On the way to perfect health, I remind myself to be very grateful I have found this new way of eating. I feel better, have fewer cravings for sugar, and am able to educate people daily about this silent epidemic through my lectures and consultations. 

 

 

 
FOODS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW CONTAIN GLUTEN

 
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SAFE FOOD LISTS
This list was taken directly from Dr. Mercola's web site, www.mercola.com. He is my favorite resource for nutritional questions, and documents all his research. Many of the foods we buy in markets and specialty food shops are genetically modified (GMO'd), and are very unhealthy for adults, and especially children, to consume.


Next time, I will publish another list from Dr. Mercola's web site,  that addresses Dangerous Foods to Avoid that are GMO'd.


I take these lists with me when I shop, so that I can identify the product in-depth. Sometimes, labels don't tell the whole story, so I read them and then check my list to be doubly safe. I enjoy eating more when I know I have done my research! 

BE A LOCAVORE AND SUPPORT YOUR FARMERS' MARKETS!


NON-GMO
SHOPPING GUIDE

How to avoid foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

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Contents

Introduction & Overview 1

Fruits & Vegetables 3

Meats, Fish & Eggs 3

Alternative Meat Products 3

Dairy Products 4

Alternative Dairy Products 5

Baby Foods & Infant Formula 5

Grains, Beans & Pasta 6

Cereals & Breakfast Bars 6

Baked Goods 7

Frozen Foods 7

Soups, Sauces & Canned Foods 8

Condiments, Oils, Dressings & Spreads 9

Snack Foods 10

Candy, Chocolate Products & Sweeteners 11

Sodas, Juices & Other Beverages 12

Invisible GM Ingredients 13

 

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To learn more about GMOs, consult the books Genetic Roulette: The

Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods by Jeffrey M.

Smith or Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes

in Your Food by Andrew Kimbrell. Information on GMOs is also available at

www.CenterForFoodSafety.org and www.HealthierEating.org.

Copyright February 2010 Center for Food Safety and Institute for Responsible

Technology. No part of this booklet may be reproduced in any form without written

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introduction & overview

How to avoid brands made with genetically

modified organisms (GMOs)

Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM) of

food involves the laboratory process of artificially inserting

genes into the DNA of food crops or animals. The result is

called a genetically modified organism or GMO. GMOs can

be engineered with genes from bacteria, viruses, insects,

animals, or even humans. Most Americans say they would

not eat GMOs if labeled, but unlike most other industrialized

countries, the U.S. does not require labeling.

This Non-GMO Shopping Guide is designed to help reclaim

your right to know about the foods you are buying, and help

you find and avoid GMO foods and ingredients. It does not

cover other potentially harmful ingredients, allergens,

colors or additives.

 

Tips for avoiding GM crops:

TIP #1: BUY ORGANIC

Certified organic products are not allowed to contain any

GMOs. Therefore, when you purchase products labeled “100%

organic,” “organic,” or “made with organic ingredients,” all

ingredients in these products are not allowed to be produced

from GMOs. For example, products labeled as “made with

organic ingredients” only require 70% of the ingredients to

be organic, but 100% must be non-GMO.

 

TIP #2: LOOK FOR“NON-GMO” LABELS

Companies may voluntarily label products as “non-GMO.”

Some labels state “non-GMO” while others spell out “Made

Without Genetically Modified Ingredients.” Products that

carry the Non-GMO Project Seal have third party verification

as being in compliance with Non-GMO Project standards for

GMO avoidance. Some products limit their claim to only one

particular “At-Risk” ingredient such as soy lecithin, listing it

as “non-GMO.” Look for dairy products labeled ‘No rBGH or

rBST,” or “artificial hormone-free.”

1

TIP #3: AVOID AT-RISK INGREDIENTS

Avoid products made with any of the crops that are GM. Most

GM ingredients are products made from the “Big Four:” corn,

soybeans, canola, and cottonseed, used in processed foods.

Some of the most common genetically engineered Big Four

ingredients in processed foods are:

Corn: Corn flour, meal, oil, starch, gluten, and syrup

Sweeteners such as fructose, dextrose, and glucose

n Modified food starch*

Soy

Soy flour, lecithin, protein, isolate, and isoflavone

Vegetable oil* and vegetable protein*

Canola oil (also called rapeseed oil)

Cottonseed oil

*May be derived from other sources

 

In addition, GM sugar beet sugar recently entered the food

supply. 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.

Sugar Anything not listed as 100% cane sugar

 

TIP #4: BUY PRODUCTS LISTED IN THIS

SHOPPING GUIDE

Keep this Guide with you whenever you shop. Store it inside

your reusable shopping bag, put into your coupon holder or

check book, or leave it in your car.

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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

Horizon Organic

Land O’Lakes Organic

Nest Fresh Organic

Organic Valley

Pete and Jerry’s Organic Eggs

Wilcox Farms Organic

Non-GMO

365 Brand (Whole Foods)

Amy’s

Bountiful Bean

EcoVegan

Small Planet Tofu

Sunshine Burger

The Simple Soyman

Vitasoy

Wildwood

White Wave

Woodstock Farms*

 

 

 

May contain GMO ingredients

Boca, unless organic (Kraft)

Gardenburger

Morningstar Farms, unlessorganic soy line (Kellogg)

 

Alternative Meat products

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.

Meat & Fish: Non-GMO

Organic Prarie, Tropical Traditions, Vital Choice

MEAT, FIS H & EGGS

No genetically modified fish, 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 wild rather than farmed fish to avoid fish raised on

genetically modified feed, and 100% grass-fed animals.

 

BOLD with an asterisk * denotes brands with products enrolled in the Non-

GMO Project’s third party GMO Avoidance Verification Program.

FRUITS & VE GET ABLES

Learn more at: www.NONgmoProject.org/consumers

Colombo (General Mills)

Kemps , aside from “Select” brand

Land O’ Lakes

Parmalat

Sorrento

The Country’s Best Yoghurt

May contain GMO ingredients

Dairy Products: Non-GMO

DAIR Y PRODUCTS &

ALTERN ATIVE DAIR Y PRODUCTS

 

Some U.S. dairy farms inject the genetically engineered

hormone rbGH, also called rbST, into their cows to boost milk

production. Organic dairy products are rbGH-free and do not

use GM grains as feed. Products with a label that indicates

cows free of rbGH or rbST may come from cows fed GM feed.

Many alternative dairy products are made from soybeans and

may contain GM materials.

 

Certified Organic

Alta Dena Organics

Butterworks Farm

Harmony Hills Dairy

Horizon Organic

Morningland Dairy

Nancy’s Organic Dairy*

Natural by Nature

Organic Valley

Radiance Dairy

Safeway Organic Brand

Seven Stars Farm*

Straus Family Creamery*

Stonyfield Farm

Wisconsin Organics

Woodstock Farms*

Produced Without rbGH National

Alta Dena

BelGioioso Cheese Inc.

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Brown Cow Farm

Crowley Cheese of Vermont

Dannon

Franklin County Cheese

Grafton Village Cheese

Great Hill Dairy

Lifetime Dairy

Nancy’s Natural Dairy

Roth Kase USA

Walmart store brand

Yoplait

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Alternative Dairy Products Non-GMO

Belsoy

EdenSoy*

Imagine Foods/Soy Dream

Lisanatti

Nancy’s Cultured Soy*

Nancy’s Organic Cultured

Soy*

Organic Valley Soy*

Pacific Natural Foods*

Silk

So Delicious

Sun Soy

Stonyfield Farm O’Soy

Tofutti

VitaSoy/Nasoya

WestSoy

WholeSoy*

Wildwood

Yves The Good Slice

Zen Don

May contain GMO

ingredients

8th Continent

Non-GMO

Baby’s Only Organic

Bella Baby

Earth’s Best

Gerber

HappyBaby

Mom Made Meals

Organic Baby*

PediaSmart

Plum Organics

Tastybaby

 

May contain GMO ingredients:

Beech-Nut

Enfamil

Good Start

Nestlé

Similac/Isomil

 

BABY FOODS & IN FANT FOR MULA:

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.

BOLD with an asterisk * denotes brands with products enrolled in the Non-

GMO Project’s third party GMO Avoidance Verification Program.

Learn more at: www.NONgmoProject.org/consumers

 

Non-GMO:

Annie’s*

Ambrosial Granola

Barbara’s, organic

Cascadian Farms

Eden*

EnviroKidz*

Golden Temple

Grandy Oats

Health Valley, organic

Lundberg Rice Cereal*

Nature’s Path*

Nonuttin’

Omega Smart Bars

Peace Cereal Organic

Ruth’s

Simple Sweets

Sunridge Farms

 

May Contain GMO Ingredients:

General Mills

Kellogg

Post (Kraft)

Quaker

 

Cereals & Breakfast bars:

Cereals and breakfast bars are very likely to include GMO ingredients,

because they are often made with corn and soy products.

 

Packaged Meals, Non-GMO

Amy’s

Casbah (Hain-Celestial)

Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods

Fantastic Foods*

Ian’s Natural Foods

Lotus Foods

Lundberg Farms Rice Sensations*

Rising Moon*

Seeds of Change organic meals

 

May Contain GMO ingredients:

Betty Crocker (General Mills)

Knorr (Unilever)

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

Lipton meal packets (Unilever)

Near East (Quaker)

Pasta Roni & Rice-A-Roni meals

(Quaker)

 

GRAINS , BEANS & PAST A

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).

 

 

Non-GMO

Annie’s *

Bob’s Red Mill, organic

Eden*

Field Day*

Kamut

Lundberg Family Farms*

Organic Planet*

Sunridge Farms

Vita-Spelt pasta

 

 

Non-GMO

A.C. LaRocco

Amy’s Kitchen

Cascadian Farms

Cedarlane

Helen’s Kitchen

Ian’s Natural Foods

Linda McCartney

Mom Made Meals

Rising Moon*

The Simple Soyman

Woodstock Farms*

 

May Contain GMO ingredients:

Boca, unless organic (Kraft)

Celeste (Pinnacle Foods)

Eggo Waffles (Kellogg)

Gardenburger

Green Giant (General Mills)

Healthy Choice (ConAgra)

Kid’s Cuisine (ConAgra)

Lean Cuisine (Nestle)

Marie Callender’s (ConAgra)

Morningstar Farms, unless

organic (Kellogg)

Rosetto Frozen Pasta (Nestle)

Stouffer’s (Nestle)

Swanson (Campbell’s)

Tombstone (Kraft)

Totino’s (Smucker’s)

Voila! (Birds Eye/Unilever)

 

 

 

FRO ZEN FOODS

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.

 

Non-GMO

Arrowhead Mills, organic

Bakery on Main

Berlin Natural Bakery*

Bob’s Red Mill, organic

Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods

Dr. Oetker Organics

French Meadow

Natural Ovens Bakery, organic

Nature’s Path*

Rudi’s Organic Bakery

Rapunzel

Rumford Baking Powder

Tumaros*

 

May Contain GMO ingredients:

Aunt Jemima (Pinnacle Foods)

Betty Crocker (General Mills)

Calumet Baking Powder (Kraft)

Duncan Hines (Pinnacle Foods)

Hungry Jack (Smucker’s)

Pillsbury (Smucker’s)

 

BAKED GOODS

While baking ingredients such as wheat flour, rice, kamut, and

oats are not genetically modified, many packaged breads an

bakery items contain other GMO ingredients such as corn syrup.

 

Canned Food Non-GMO:

Amy’s

Annie’s*

Eden*

ShariAnn’s, organic

Westbrae, organic

Yves Veggie Cuisine (Hain

Celestial)

Woodstock Farms*

 

 

 

May Contain GMO ingredients

Chef Boyardee

Dinty Moore, Stagg, Hormel (Hormel)

Franco-American (Campbell’s)

 

Soups: Non-GMO:

Amy’s

Fantastic Foods*

Health Valley/Westbrae

Imagine Natural

Natural/Hain

Rapunzel

ShariAnn’s Organics

Walnut Acres, organic

 

May Contain GMO ingredients:

Chef Boyardee, Healthy Choice

(ConAgra)

Campbell’s products (Healthy

Request, Chunky, Simply

Home, & Pepperidge Farm)

Hormel products

Progresso Soups(General Mills)

Sauces/Salsas:

Non-GMO

Amy’s

Eden*

Emerald Valley Kitchen

Field Day*

Green Mountain Gringo*

Muir Glen Organic

Rising Moon*

Seeds of Change pasta sauce

Walnut Acres pasta sauce

May Contain GMO

Ingredients

Bertolli (Unilever)

Chi-Chi’s (Hormel)

Classico (Heinz)

Del Monte

Healthy Choice (ConAgra)

Hunt’s (ConAgra)

Old El Paso (General Mills)

Pace (Campbell’s)

Prego (Campbell’s)

Ragu (Unilever)

SOUPS, SAUCES & CANNED FOODS

Many soups and sauces are highly processed, so give the

ingredient lists close attention to avoid the Big Four at-risk

ingredients.

 

Non-GMO

Annie’s Naturals*

Bountiful Bean

Bragg’s liquid amino

Carrington Farms Flax Seed

Crofter’s Organic

Drew’s salad dressing

Eden*

Emerald Cove

Emerald Valley Kitchen

Emperor’s Kitchen*

Field Day*

Follow Your Heart*

Harvest Moon Mushrooms

Ian’s Natural Foods

I.M. Health SoyNut Butters

Kettle Brand*

Krazy Ketchup

Maranatha Nut Butters

Miso Master*

Muir Glen Organic ketchup

Nasoya

Newmans Own Organic

Rapunzel

Ruth’s

Sage Hills Farms

Spectrum oils and dressings

SushiSonic Condiments*

The Simple Soyman

Tropical Traditions

Vegan by Nature Buttery Spread

Vigoa Cuisine

Wholemato

Wildwood

Woodstock Farms*

 

May Contain GMO ingredients:

Crisco (Smucker’s)

Del Monte

Heinz

Hellman’s (Unilever)

Kraft condiments and

dressings

Mazola

Pam (ConAgra)

Peter Pan (ConAgra)

Skippy (Unilever)

Smucker’s, unless “Simply

100% Fruit”

Wesson (ConAgra)

Wish-Bone (Unilever)

 

CONDI MENTS , OILS , DRESSIN GS

& SPRE ADS

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.

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Snacks: Non-GMO

Annie’s*

Barbara’s, organic

Bearitos/Little Bear Organics

(Hain Celestial)

Earthly Treats

Eco-Planet

Eden*

Field Day*

Garden of Eatin’

Grandy Oats

Hain Pure Snax/Hain Pure Foods

Health Valley

Ian’s Natural Foods

Kettle Brand*

Kopali Organics

Late July Organic Snacks

Mary’s Gone Crackers*

Nature’s Path*

Namaste Foods

Newman’s Own Organics

Newman’s Own, except salad

dressings

Peeled Snacks

Plum Organics Tots

Rapunzel

Revolution Foods

Ruth’s

Simple Sweets

Sunridge Farms

Tasty Brand

Woodstock Farms*

 

May Contain GMO ingredients:

FritoLay (Lay’s, Ruffles,

Doritos,Cheetos, Tostitos)

Hostess

Keebler (Kellogg’s)

Kraft (Nabisco, Nilla Wafers,

Oreos, Ritz, Nutter Butter,

Honey Maid, SnackWells,

Teddy Grahams, Wheat Thins,

Triscuit)

Pepperidge Farm (Campbell’s)

Pringles

Quaker Oats

Energy Bars: Non-GMO

Clif Bar

Divine Foods

Genisoy Bars

GoodOnYa Bar

Lara Bar

Luna Bar

Macrobars

MacroLife Naturals

Nature’s Path*

Nutiva

Odwalla

Optimum Energy Bar

Organic Food Bar

Ruth’s

Weil by Nature’s Path Organic

 

May Contain GMO Ingredients:

Balance Bar

Nature Valley (General Mills)

Nabisco Bars (Kraft)

PowerBar (Nestle)

Quaker Granola

 

SNACK FOODS:

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.

 

Chocolate: Non-GMO

Chocolove

Endangered Species*

Green & Black’s Organic

Kopali Organics

Lindt Chocolate

Newman’s Own

Nonuttin’

Rapunzel

Woodstock Farms*

 

May Contain GMO Ingredients:

Ghirardelli Chocolate

Hershey’s

Nestlé (Crunch, Kit Kat,

Smarties)

Toblerone (Kraft)

 

Candy: Non-GMO

Pure Fun Confections

Reed’s Ginger Candy, organic

St. Claire Organic

Sunridge Farms

Woodstock Farms*

 

May Contain GMO

Ingredients

Hershey’s

Jelly Belly

Lifesaver (Kraft)

Nestlé candy, chocolate products

 

SWEETENERS

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.

 

Sweetners: Non-GMO

Eden*

Sweet Cloud* Tropical Traditions

Woodstock Farms*

 

Non-GMO

After the Fall, organic (Smuckers)

Big Island Organics

Blue Sky

Cascadian Farm

Crofters Organic

Eden*

Field Day*

Frey Vineyards

Mixerz All Natural Cocktail Mixers

Nancy’s Organic Lowfat Kefir

Odwalla

Organic Valley

PediaSmart

Quinoa Gold

R.W. Knudsen, organic

(Smucker’s)

Santa Cruz Organic (Smucker’s)

Sea20 Organic Energy Drink

Teeccino Herbal Caffe

Walnut Acres Organic Juices

Woodstock Farms*

May Contain GMO

Ingredients

Coca-Cola (Fruitopia, Minute

Maid, Hi-C, NESTEA)

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

Gamble)

SODAS, JUICES

& other beverages

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.

Note: This guide was compiled based on company statements, not

genetic testing. Any product labeled as Non-GMO indicates that its

manufacturing process is designed to avoid GMOs, but consumers

should be aware that GM contamination is possible due to natural pollen

movement, weather events, seed contamination, or human error.

Hence there is no guarantee such products are 100% free of GMOs.

Center for Food Safety’s participation in this guide does not

necessarily imply endorsement of any of the products or labels

listed in this guide.

 

INVISIBLE GM INGREDIENTS:

Processed foods often have hidden GM sources (unless they

are organic or declared non-GMO). The following are ingredients

that may be made from GMOs:

 

Aspartame, also called

NutraSweet®, Canderel®,

Equal Spoonful®,E951,

BeneVia®, AminoSweet®

baking powder

canola oil (rapeseed)

caramel color

cellulose

citric acid

cobalamin (Vit. B12)

colorose

condensed milk

confectioners sugar

corn flour

corn gluten

corn masa

corn meal

corn oil

corn sugar

corn syrup

cornstarch

cyclodextrin

cystein

dextrin

dextrose

diacetyl

diglyceride

erythritol

Equal

food starch

fructose (any form)

glucose

glutamate

glutamic acid

gluten

glycerides

glycerin

glycerol

glycerol monooleate

glycine

hemicellulose

high fructose corn

syrup (HFCS)

hydrogenated starch

hydrolyzed vegetable

protein

inositol

inverse syrup

invert sugar

inversol

isoflavones

lactic acid

lecithin

leucine

lysine

malitol

malt

malt syrup

malt extract

maltodextrin

maltose

mannitol

methylcellulose

milk powder

milo starch

modified food starch

modified starch

mono and diglyceride

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 cane)

tamari

tempeh

teriyaki marinade

textured vegetable

protein

threonine

tocopherols (Vit E)

tofu

trehalose

triglyceride

vegetable fat

vegetable oil

Vitamin B12

Vitamin E

whey

whey powder

xanthan gum

 

Ascorbic acid (Vitamin

C) although usually

derived from corn, is

probably not GM

because it is not

likely made in North

America.

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