‘Contains Bioengineered Food Ingredients’ – Why It’s On So Many Labels Now

I’ll bet if you go to your pantry and start checking the label on your foods you will be surprised at how much GMO food you have. ‘Food’ companies are sneaking this trash into everything. The only warning is in small font located somewhere on the packaging.

I used to love Hellman’s mayo. I checked the label – Contains Bioengineered Food Ingredient. Tossed it.
Campbell’s Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup? Contains Bioengineered Food Ingredient. Tossed it.
Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing? Tossed it.

I missed those foods for a few weeks, but will not participate in a food experiment. I don’t know the ramifications of rampant GMO consumption. Maybe it will turn out to not be harmful. Maybe it is disastrous. But I’m not eating it.

It is difficult to eliminate genetically modified ingredients from your diet because they are in so many foods. GMO ingredients come from the main GMO plants – soybeans and corn. So anything that has soy, soybean oil, canola, corn, and corn oil will have GMOs in it. Which are the ingredients to virtually all processed foods including chips, soups, sauces, ice cream, frozen foods, coffee creamer, desserts, candy, drinks, etc.

What’s worse is that virtually all factory-farmed animals are fed GMO foods. Those chicken nuggets from your favorite fast food restaurant? They were fed GMO foods. Chicken feed is made up largely of soybeans and corn, which are the two most genetically modified crops. That bacon you love? The hog was fed GMO feed. That hamburger you crave? Milkshake? Ice cream? Steak? The cow was fed GMO feed all of its life. But according to the USDA an animal that eats bioengineered feed is not considered bioengineered itself and doesn’t need to be labeled:

Q. Is an animal product considered a bioengineered food if the animal ate bioengineered feed?

  • At 7 CFR 66.5, the Standard states that food produced from an animal fed bioengineered feed is not considered a bioengineered food solely because the animal ate a bioengineered feed. 
  • For example, the milk from a cow that ate bioengineered alfalfa is not considered a bioengineered food just because the cow ate bioengineered alfalfa.

This means that virtually every restaurant, unless it is labeled organic, is serving meat that was fed GMO feed…and they don’t have to tell you what the animals were fed. GMOs have taken over the food supply.

Check your pantry and fridge. I bet you’ll be surprised at how much GMO you’re eating.

Update:
So the reason why GMO warning labels are suddenly appearing on many food products is that the effective date of the GMO labeling rule was 2/19/2019 but the mandatory compliance date was not until January 1, 2022. Food companies have had 3 years to feed us GMO foods without telling us. Here is more information on GMO labeling from the USDA:

Q. What is the difference between the effective, implementation, and compliance dates?

  • The effective, implementation, and compliance dates are as follows:
    • Effective Date: This rule became effective February 19, 2019.
    • Implementation Date: January 1, 2020.
    • Extended Implementation Date (for small food manufacturers): January 1, 2021.
    • Voluntary Compliance Date: Ends on December 31, 2021.
    • Mandatory Compliance Date: January 1, 2022.

See if you can find the warning:

2 thoughts on “‘Contains Bioengineered Food Ingredients’ – Why It’s On So Many Labels Now”

  1. Don’t forget wheat is genetically modified as well. It originally didn’t contain gluten. Man made gluten filled wheat so it would be more prosperous and fog the mind and bind up the digestive system

    1. Plant based,
      Thanks for the comment. Yes, wheat has a long and storied history for sure. Much of modern food consists of either wheat, GMO ingredients, or animals that have been fed GMOs…there is hardly anything else left to eat. Seems as though it is a purposeful destruction of quality foods.

      It sounds like you have already read wheatbelly, but if you haven’t it is a great read, and goes into detail on the history of wheat and the negative effects on the body. I have a short review on it a few articles back. Keep up the good comments!

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