What GE foods are on the market?
Applications for marketing a rapidly increasing number of GE foods are being submitted to governmental agencies. The numbers already on the market vary from country to country.
NOTE: All these crops and plants and all the products derived from them may, in the worst case contain some unexpected, undetected harmful substance
The most common genetically engineered foods in the world are presently:
In the United States, GE foods are now common on the market. Because labeling is not required in the US, it is difficult to avoid these foods in this country unless one only eats organically grown food.You will find some guidelines below.
GMO in Europe
No genetically modified fruit or vegetables are on the market in the EU. Any GM plants authorised in the EU are not intended for direct consumption.
However several GMOs have been approved for experimental study. Genetically modified fruits and vegetables are still quite a long way from commercial use in the EU. PSRAST is happy about this and we find it very satisfying that there is now a growing resistance among the population against approval of GMOs. This includes several campaigns, for example " Anti-GM Movement Spreads Across Europe", A seed Europe, "Scientists for a GM Free Europe"British protests and Greenpeace.
Link to a full list on approved GMOs
Brands that may contain GE foods
We have made a list of US brands owned by members of "The Grocery Manufacturers of America" (GMA). They are a member of the Alliance for Better Foods, which actively supports modern food biotechnology and spreads remarkably incorrect and misleading informing about its "benefits", claiming that the GE foods on the market are safe.
This is not an exhaustive list of food manufacturers that may use GE ingredients. But it contains some major internationally widespread brand names, see list of GMA Member Company Brands.
The list of "Mothers of Natural Law" is also a good source for finding out what food in the US may be genetically engineered.
For a good list on GE foods on the american market, see Truefoods's True Food Shopping List.
The safest way to avoid GE foods is to use GE free brands , and organic foods, see below.
GE free BrandsMothers of Natural Law have a very good list of GE free brand names. Although it only contains US brands, it is of general interest as internationally marketed US brands not on the list may contain genetically engineered ingredients if they contain any of the above listed GE organisms unless they are declared GE free.
Another good source is the True Food Shopping List.
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