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Consumer Alert: Look Out for Genetically Engineered Foods

A list of approved genetically engineered foods.
By Natural Home Staff
July/August 2001
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Seventy-five percent of Americans want to know whether their food contains genetically engineered ingredients, a recent poll by the Pew Charitable Trust has found. And given that the Grocery Manufacturers of America estimate that 60 to 70 percent of all processed foods may contain biotech soy or corn, consumers have a lot to learn. While more product labels guaranteeing the absence of genetically altered ingredients are showing up on grocery shelves, the United States has not moved to require labels on products that do contain bio-foods. Britain, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and most of Europe have adopted labeling standards.

The Food and Drug Administration released the following partial list of foods that tested positive for genetic modification in September 1999.


Canola oil


Alpo Dry Pet Food
Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix
Ball Park Franks
Betty Crocker Bac-O’s
Boca Burger Chef
Max’s Favorite
Bravo’s Tortilla Chips
Duncan Hines Cake Mix
Enfamil ProSobee Soy Formula
Frito-Lay Corn Chips
General Mills Total Corn Flakes Cereal
Heinz 2 Baby Food
Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
Light Life Gimme Lean
McDonald’s McVeggie Burgers
Morningstar Farms
Better’n Burgers
Morningstar Farms
Harvest Burgers
Nestle Carnation Alsoy
Infant Formula
Old El Paso Taco Shells
Ovaltine Malt Powdered
Beverage Mix
Post Blueberry Morning Cereal
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
Quaker Yellow Corn Meal
Quick Loaf Bread Mix
Similac Isomil Soy Formula
Ultra Slim Fast

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