Dr Oz: Non-Genetically Modified Foods Grocery List
According to guests on Dr Oz, genetically modified foods make up 70% of our processed food supply. Experts disagree about whether GMOs are safe, and even on guidelines for GM food labeling. But what can consumers like us do in the meantime, while scientists and regulators are still figuring all this out? Check out the advice about labeling and ingredients from the Dr Oz Non-GM Food Shopping List.
Dr Oz: How You Can Avoid Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)
Dr Oz shared the results of an online poll from his website. A whopping 91% of voters said they’d prefer to purchase non-GM foods. He even advocated caution in purchasing genetically modified foods, because he said he’s not aware of long term study results on human subjects.
Dr Oz: Organic Food Label
If you want to avoid GM foods in the produce section, look for the USDA Organic label in your grocery store on products that do not have any bioengineered ingredients. Dr Oz had more to say about Organic Food Labels on a previous episode.
Dr Oz: Genetically Modified Ingredients
For those shoppers who are trying to avoid GMO ingredients in their processed foods, Dr Oz shared a list of five main ingredients to watch for on product labels.
- Sugar Beets
“Most of these grown in America today are genetically modified,” he said. You can find alternatives that are less likely to have GM ingredients. He suggested using Olive Oil or Safflower Oil instead of Canola Oil.
If you start to look at the ingredient list on processed foods (especially if you’ve never really paid much attention before), you are going to be amazed at how many of these ingredients are turning up in various forms in what would seem to be the most unlikely places.
Dr Oz: Non GMO Project
There are some companies taking part in a voluntary program to label foods that are non-organic and non-genetically modified. Check your store shelves for a “Non GMO Project Verified” sticker or seal on packaging.