The article is mildly confusing in that the 10 GMO items listed in the article don't match the 10 shown in the infographic. However, by extracting information from the article and the infographic I have added to my previous list of nine the following three genetically modified food crops: tomatoes, rice, and potatoes. The Tainted Nine becomes the Tainted Twelve.
The Tainted Twelve are as follows:
- Major GM crops (four)
Corn (maize, for speakers of British English)
Canola (canola oil)
Cottonseed (used in vegetable cooking oils)
- Minor GM crops (eight)
Zucchini (some varieties)
How to avoid GMO foods
In the United States, GMO foods are not typically labeled as such. If you would like to avoid being a guinea pig in a genetic engineering experiment, do this:
- For foods in the Tainted Twelve, look for a label such as "USDA Certified Organic" or "GMO-free," or buy from a local farmer who does not use genetically engineered seed.
- For dairy products, look for a label such as "USDA Certified Organic," "rBGH-free," or "free of synthetic growth hormones."
- Avoid foods that contain aspartame. Read the label.