by Dan Derbick
from Rense Website


If you're interested in the ongoing Genetically Engineered food question the following may be of interest to you:

The following processed foods tested positive for being genetically modified (September 1999). These tests were not "safety tests;" they were only to establish the presence of unlabeled genetically modified ingredients.

  • Frito-Lay Fritos Corn Chips

  • Bravos Tortilla Chips

  • Kellogg's Corn Flakes

  • General Mills Total Corn Flakes Cereal

  • Post Blueberry Morning Cereal

  • Heinz 2 Baby Food

  • Enfamil ProSobee Soy Formula

  • Similac Isomil Soy Formula

  • Nestle Carnation Alsoy Infant Formula

  • Quaker Chewy Granola Bars

  • Nabisco Snackwell's Granola Bars

  • Ball Park Franks

  • Duncan Hines Cake Mix

  • Quick Loaf Bread Mix

  • Ultra Slim Fast

  • Quaker Yellow Corn Meal

  • Light Life Gimme Lean

  • Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix

  • Alpo Dry Pet Food

  • Gardenburger

  • Boca Burger Chef Max's Favorite

  • Morning Star Farms Better'n Burgers

  • Green Giant Harvest Burgers (now called Morningstar Farms)

  • McDonald's McVeggie Burgers

  • Ovaltine Malt Powdered Beverage Mix

  • Betty Crocker Bac-O's Bacon Flavor Bits

  • Old El Paso Taco Shells

  • Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix

Additionally, the following whole foods have been genetically engineered and approved for commercial sales. No labeling or long term safety tests were required.


According to the New York Times, about one half of all soybeans and a third of all corn planted in 1999 were genetically modified.

  • Canola Oil (rapeseed oil)

  • Chicory, red hearted (Radicchio)

  • Corn

  • Cotton

  • Papaya

  • Potato

  • Soybean

  • Squash

  • Tomato

(Source) Union of Concerned Scientists

What Can You Do?

  1. Make a list of these GM foods and take it with you to the grocery store when you go shopping. Make copies for other family members to use.

  2. Buy certified organic foods whenever possible.

  3. Support the movement demanding long-term independent safety testing and labeling of genetically engineered foods.

  4. Get informed about GM foods on the Internet. You will find hundreds of GM food articles and documented information.

Here are a few places to begin: