If you’ve been looking for an easy way to be sure you’re not picking up GMO food products, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the same organization responsible for the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” lists, has made a shopping guide for those interested in avoiding GMO foods.
The guide, officially called EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Avoiding GE Food “will help consumers find supermarket foods made without ingredients likely to be genetically engineered.
EWG’s guide centers primarily on the most common ingredients known to be GMO, including corn, soy, sugar, and vegetable oils. It “aims to help shoppers decide which foods are most important to buy certified organic or GE-free.”
“More and more consumers are looking for ways to avoid GE ingredients,” said EWG’s deputy director of research Nneka Leiba via Organic Authority. “That’s why we created this easy-to-use shopping guide. Shoppers can rely on EWG’s guide to be confident they’re buying food that hasn’t been genetically engineered or doesn’t contain GE ingredients.”
If you’re interested, get on over to the guide and let your GMO-free life begin (or continue) with the help of great organizations like this one!
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