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Avoid "Hidden" GMOs for a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Download the New Non-GMO Shopping Guide

This Thanksgiving, the Institute for Responsible Technology says, give your family the gift of healthier eating by learning how to avoid foods made with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) with their new Non-GMO Shopping Guide. There are now 65 documented health risks of GMOs.

The Institute's Campaign for Healthier Eating in America free Non-GMO Shopping Guide, can be used to cook a Thanksgiving dinner free of GMOs. Shoppers can download a copy for their next shopping trip at

According to the Institute for Responsible Technology, "hidden" Thanksgiving GMOs include:

Genetic Engineering or Genetic Modification of food involves the laboratory process of artificially inserting genes into the DNA of food crops or animals. GMOs can be engineered with genes from bacteria, viruses, insects animals or even humans.

Three simple tips for buying Non-GMO food staples are:

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Replace oils from the four major GM oil crops, corn, cotton, canola and soy, with other readily available oils such as olive, safflower, grape seed or peanut.


Avoid buying products from cows fed with GM corn and soybeans or injected with the (rBST or rBGH) bovine growth hormone.


Avoid corn sweeteners made from GM corn like high fructose corn syrup. Shun beet sugar that will be in hundreds of your favorite products starting with the 2008 crop. Buy cane sugar products.

Organic products are another way to avoid GMOs.

The Institute for Responsible Technology's Campaign for Healthier Eating in America mobilizes citizens, organizations, businesses, and the media, to achieve the tipping point of consumer rejection of genetically modified foods.

The Institute educates people about the documented health risks of GMOs and provides them with healthier non-GMO product choices.

The Institute also informs policy makers and the public around the world about the impacts of GMOs on health, environment, the economy, and agriculture, and the problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate practices, and reporting. Go to

A petition to support mandatory labeling of GM foods can be found on the Institute for Responsible Technology website.

Download Your Free Non-GMO Shopping Guide

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