… The True Food Shoppers’ Guide from the Center for Food Safety
Today we are sharing the True Food Shoppers’ Guide from the Center for Food Safety (CFS). It’s an easy-to-use app for iPhone and Android called “True Food”. It’s free to download and a great way to search for companies and products and find out if they are GMO-free.
CFS also offers this app as a downloadable pamphlet you can use as a reference at the grocery store. It lists the GMO-free companies under each food group.
Here is an excerpt from the True Food Shoppers’ Guide. It is also convenient that if you are avoiding GMOs, by default you will also avoid many harmful processed foods, as they contain typical GMO ingredients.
A Tip from The True Food Shoppers’ Guide: 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 flour, meal, oil, starch, gluten, and syrup
• Sweeteners such as fructose, dextrose, and glucose
• Modified food starch*
• Soy flour, lecithin, protein, isolate, and isoflavone
• Vegetable oil* and vegetable protein*
Canola oil (also called rapeseed oil)
*May be derived from other sources
Additionally, GM 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, agave, or organic sugar, to avoid GM beet sugar.