|Most grains are GMO-free.|
- Go organic. The USDA National Organic Standards prohibit GMOs. Plus organic foods have fewer or no pesticides, herbicides and fungicides and have higher nutritional value.
- Load up on vegetables and fruits. Most fresh produce is non-GMO. Make half your plate vegetables and fruit.
- Look for the non-GMO-verified seal. Since GMOs require no labeling, this seal is one of the best ways to tell when foods are free of genetic modification. Remember, most companies don’t want you to know they are using foods that have GMOs.
- Beware of additives. The 5 most common GMOs – corn, canola, soy, cotton, and sugar beets – often end up as additives. Read food labels.
- Choose wild-caught salmon. Most farm-raised fish are fed GMO feed.
- Focus on fiber. Most grains, seeds, nuts and beans are non-GMO.
- Avoid aspartame. This ingredient in diet sodas and low-calorie foods is sometimes made from GMO microorganisms.