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

I’ll bet if you go to your pantry and start checking food labels you will be surprised at how many GMOs you’re eating. ‘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 I don’t know the ramifications of rampant GMO consumption and so won’t participate in this food experiment. Maybe it will turn out to not be harmful. Maybe it is disastrous. I don’t care…I’m not eating it and I’m not feeding it to my family.

It is difficult to eliminate GMOs 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. These are the ingredients to virtually all processed foods including chips, soups, sauces, ice cream, frozen foods, coffee creamer, desserts, candy, drinks, etc.

But it’s not just processed plant ingredients, at least those have to be labeled. What’s worse is that virtually all factory-farmed animals are fed GMOs. Those chicken tenders from your favorite fast food restaurant? Raised on GMOs. Chicken feed is made up largely of soybeans and corn, the two most genetically modified crops. That bacon you love? BBQ? Hamburger, milkshake, ice cream, steak? The animals were all grown with GMOs. 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 from animals raised on GMOs. They have taken over the food supply.
Check your pantry and fridge. I bet you’ll be surprised at how much GMO you’re eating.

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:

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3 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!

    2. I believe that you’re right. Isus (Jesus) ate wheat in the fields on the Sabboth, which the Pharisees came out into the fields to criticize him for. The Pharisees were those that enforced the laws for thee not for me. Sound familiar? Wheat gets a bad rap, but because they modified it to have gluten then obviously it is no longer considered to be a healthy food.

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