WHAT IS GMO FREE?
GMO foods are made from crops that have been genetically modified. Scientists genetically modify crops by artificially inserting bacteria or insect or animal genes into the DNA of food plants. Foods labeled GMO free do not contain ingredients made from genetically modified crops.RegulationsThe United States does not require companies to identify GMO ingredients on their nutritional labels. Companies may, however, label their products as GMO free.ProductsMost of the corn, soy, cotton and rapeseed (canola) grown in the United States are now genetically modified, according to The Organic Center. Products made with milk from cows treated with the artificial growth hormone rBGH are also considered to be a GMO product.TipsIf you are concerned about consuming products made from GMO crops, look for the GMO free label on foods containing corn, cottonseed oil, canola oil or soy. For dairy products, look for product labels that state the milk comes from cows not treated with rBGH.Organic FoodsFoo