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Many people who are becoming aware of their health and specifically their diet are doing their best to avoid GMO foods, and I don’t blame them. I do my best to avoid gmo foods as well. The best choice is to eat organic and shop locally at your farmers market, but sometimes we don’t know if something is genetically modified or not but if we know the most common GMO crops we can avoid eating these or avoid eating foods that contain these foods and it will become easier to avoid GMO foods.

Here’s the list:

1. Corn
2. Soy
3. Cotton
4. Papaya
5. Rice
6. Canola (Rapeseed)
7. Potatoes
8. tomatoes
9. Dairy Products
10. Peas

Some of these foods are more common in specific countries, some of these have GM foods but aren’t that common in America, like tomatoes for example are not Common to be gmo in America, as far as i’ve seen. Meat products as well as squash should also be added to this list in my opinion to keep in mind as well.


Thanks to (Photo Credit) – Gro-O Neighborhood (Facebook Page) For This Image.

Does this mean that you need to avoid all of these foods all together? not at all! Potatoes, peas, tomatoes and other foods on this list have nutritional value. ┬áBut if they are genetically modified you won’t get the nutritional value like you would if they are organic.

So, shop organic, buy local from your farmers market and be aware of these foods and you’ll be making a better decision for your health and for the planet as a whole.

Until next time, Pura Vida!

– David Benjamin

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