Tips for Avoiding GMO’s in Condiments, OIls, Dressings, and Spreads
Condiments, OIls, Dressings, and Spreads
Fortunately, plenty of healthy, non-GE options are available in this category. Unless labeled explicity, corn, soybean, cottonseed, and canola oils probably contain genetically engineered products. Ketchup usually incorporates corn syrup; and mayonnaise and most conventional salad dressings use soy, cottonseed, or canola oil as a major ingredient. Many creamy dressings and sauces will also include milk solids or powders, which may be derived from cows treated with rbGH or rbST. Instead, look for products sweetened with pure maple syrup honey, molasses, or pure cane sugar rather than corn syrups.
Quick Hints- conventional
Choose pure olive, coconut, sesame, sunflower, afflower, almond, and peanut oils (not products mixed with canola, soy cottonseed or corn oil).
Look for preserves, jams, and jellies with sugar, not corn syrup.
Look for conventional nut butters without added soy. corn. cottonseed, or canola oil.
Quick Hints- organic
Choose products identified as "certified organic" or labeled "GE-Free".