GMOs have a shaky track record and have never been proven safe. And the test results that reveal the real dangers never see the light of day. When you eat them, you’re taking a risk, so avoid them if you can and try to buy food labeled 100% organic instead (to avoid the GMO’s).
Here is a secret you may not know about to avoid GMOs in food. You can simply determine if produce is organic, conventional, or GMO by the digits on the sticker.
Now, you won’t always know when a food has GM components.
In Europe, if a food contains or consists of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or contains ingredients produced from GMOs, this must be indicated on the label. For GM products sold ‘loose,’ information must be displayed immediately next to the food to indicate that it is GM.
This means products such as flour, oils and glucose syrups have to be labeled as GM if they are from a GM source.
But, even in Europe, products produced with GM technology (cheese produced with GM enzymes, for example) do not have to be labeled. And meat, milk and eggs from animals fed on GM animal feed also do not need to be labeled.
In the U.S., there are no GMO in foods that have to be labeled.
Some producers and markets, however, have labeled their foods, some with the non-GMO project’s label and some with a generic non-GMO label. And in 2014, Whole Foods market will be marking GMOs in foods as well.
Just look for either of these labels: