Genetically Modified Crops U.S.

Researchers with Genetically Modified Corn

List of Commercialized Genetically Modified (GM) Crops in the U.S.  It is advisable to avoid genetically modified food.  It is very important to read every label to avoid GM ingredients.

The following list of genetically modified food is from the Institute for Responsible Technology.

Commercialized Genetically Modified Crops in the U.S.

  • Soy (94%)
  • Cotton (94%)
  • Canola (98%)
  • Sugar Beets (95%) – Labeled as sugar, sugar cane is not GM
  • Field Corn (92%)
  • Hawaiian Papaya (50%)
  • Zucchini & Yellow Squash (lesser quantities)
  • GMO Sweet Corn
  • White Russet Potatoes – new 2015
  • Arctic Apples – new in 2016
  • Alfafa – used for animal feed

Other Sources of GMOs

  • Dairy products from cows injected with the GM hormone rbGH
  • Food additives, enzymes, flavorings, and processing agents, including the sweetener aspartame (NutraSweet) and rennet used to make hard cheeses
  • Meat, eggs, and dairy products from animals that have eaten GM feed
  • Honey and bee pollen that may have GM sources of pollen
  • Contamination or pollination caused by GM seeds or pollen

Some of the Ingredients That May Be Genetically Modified: Vegetable oil, vegetable fat and margarines (made with soy, corn, cottonseed, and/or canola)

Ingredients derived from soybeans: Soy flour, soy protein, soy isolates, soy isoflavones, soy lecithin, vegetable proteins, textured vegetable protein (TVP), tofu, tamari, tempeh, and soy protein supplements.

Ingredients derived from corn: Corn flour, corn gluten, corn masa, corn starch, corn syrup, cornmeal, and High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).

Some of the Foods That May Contain GM Ingredients:

  • Infant formula
  • Salad dressing
  • Bread
  • Cereal
  • Hamburgers and hotdogs
  • Margarine
  • Mayonnaise
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Chocolate
  • Candy
  • Fried food
  • Chips
  • Veggie burgers
  • Meat substitutes
  • Ice cream
  • Frozen yogurt
  • Tofu
  • Tamari and Soy sauce
  • Soy cheese
  • Tomato sauce
  • Protein powder
  • Baking powder
  • Any sugar not 100% Cane
  • Confectioner’s glaze
  • Alcohol
  • Vanilla (may contain corn syrup)
  • Peanut butter
  • Enriched flour
  • Pasta
  • Malt
  • White vinegar