Want to know what’s in your food when it comes to GM ingredients? Now, you guessed it, there’s an app for that. The True Food Shoppers Guide by The Center for Food Safety gives consumers information regarding common GM ingredients, as well as brands to look for, and to look out for.
So, since it’s not mandatory to label GM ingredients in the US how did they compile the info in the app? Well, they asked. They compiled the Shoppers Guide primarily from direct communications with food producers. In some cases, they received company policy statements from consumers who passed them on to The Center for Food Safety. In addition to written statements, they spoke to many company representatives to clarify or assess their position. Products on the RED list contain ingredients that come from the most common GE crops (corn, soy, canola, cotton). Companies with products on this list have confirmed that their products may have or are likely to be made with GE ingredients, or have not denied using GE foods when given the opportunity to do so. Companies on the GREEN list have made a concerted effort to avoid GE ingredients and have company policies asserting their position on avoiding GE foods.