According to The True Food Network, a grassroots network for the Center for Food Safety, genetically modified (GM) foods from genetically engineered (GE) ingredients can be found in products within most of the nation’s households, likely unknown to the persons residing there.
The True Food Network also states, “Genetic Engineering (GE) is a radical new technology that manipulates the genes and DNA – the building blocks of all living things. Unlike traditional breeding, genetic engineering creates new life forms that would never occur in nature, creating new and unpredictable health and environmental risks. To create GE crops, genes from bacteria, viruses, plants, animals and even humans have been inserted into plants like soybeans, corn, canola, and cotton.”
Based on this information, a grassroots movement with a broad underground base has formed. Aside from folks who have generally taken an interest to eat more organic produce and products, there are those who have chosen to additionally refuse genetically modified foods as staples in their homes. Thanks to groups like the True Food Network and Krafty.org, as well as the Consumer’s Union, there are easily attainable lists of food products that contain no GE/GM ingredients.
Here are some recommendations for foods under ten dollars. These items can be found at your local Whole Foods grocer, through Amazon.com’s grocery store, through the online store at wellnessgrocer.com or a local natural foods store.
The following all have great flavor and taste for baby!
-Gerber Dry Cereal
-Annie’s Natural Dressings: Tuscany Italian and Smokey Tomato and Porcini
-Drew’s All Natural: Sesame Lime and Lemon Ginger
-Cliff Bars: great energy bars, tasty!
-Luna Bars: flavors like Chai Tea and Tropical Crisp
-365 Brand: Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Garden Vegetable Medley
-Whole Foods juices: Peach Nectar, Cranberry Cooler
Instant Meals (heat and serve)
-Grandma Millina’s Kids Meals: Pasta Rings in 3 Cheese Sauce
– Annie’s Naturals: P’Sghetti with Tomato Sauce or All-Star Pasta with Tomato Sauce
Shop and enjoy!