What’s With All the Fuss About GMOs?
More than 40 countries, including Russia, China and Japan, require the labeling of genetically modified foods, yet the United States does not.
Here are some tips to help you minimize your exposure to GMOs:
1. Buy USDA-certified organic produce and products whenever possible.
2. If a product is not organic, look for packages labeled "Non GMO."
3. Choose organic or local, pasture-raised dairy and meat to avoid GMO-filled animal feed.
4. Avoid at-risk ingredients and their derivatives: soy (soybean oil, soy protein, soy lecithin, vegetable oil), corn (corn oil, citric acid, HFCS, maltodextrin, cornstarch), canola or rapeseed (canola oil), sugar from sugar beets, cotton (cottonseed oil), zucchini, crooked neck squash, Hawaiian papayas, conventional dairy, meat, and farm-raised fish (most conventional factory-farmed animals eat GMO feed).
5. Buy products that are saying no to GMOs. (See the Appendix, Say No to GMOs, in our book "Rich Food, Poor Food" for a list of companies that keep genetically modified organisms out of their ingredients.
Here is an extra tip to avoid GMO dairy from our book "Rich Food, Poor Food:"
"Try to locate produce that has been organically grown by choosing those PLUs (the small sticker on your produce) that start with a 9, as well as looking for organic signs in the produce section. This guarantees that you are not eating genetically modified food or adding to your body's toxic load and that your selection offers maximum micronutrient value. Five-digit numbers starting with an 8 means GMOs – Grown unnaturally through genetic modification. Don't purchase these POOR FOODS."
-Mira and Jayson
Through their unique charismatic personalities and relatable qualities, the husband and wife dynamic duo of Mira Calton, CN and Jayson Calton, Ph.D. prove that two are better than one. In addition to authoring their books, Naked Calories, and Rich Food, Poor Food, the Caltons are the founders of Calton Nutrition and the Calton Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, and are columnists, contributing editors and quoted experts in multiple national publications and media outlets, including FOX and FRIENDS, Happening Now, America Live, Headline News, SHAPE, Dr. Steve, Cosmopolitan, Readers Digest, LIVESTRONG, The Daily Buzz, Daytime, NBC, ABC, Body Checklist, AOL Travel, Prevention, and many more. They are extremely proud nutreince their reinvention of the multivitamin, and love hearing the inspiring testimonials of those who take it.
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