President Obama signed into law a bill requiring that all food brands clearly label all genetically modified ingredients.
As reported by the Washington Post, “The legislation passed by Congress two weeks ago will require most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or an electronic code readable by smartphone that indicates whether the food contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs).”
While the use of GMOs is supported by many in the scientific community (i.e. Bill Nye and more than 100 Nobel laureates), Greenpeace and the Center for Food Safety, advocate that little is known about the heath effects of GMOs and that they could potentially pollute non-GMO crops.
According to the food industry experts, more than 75% of our foods contain GMOs, most of those being from ingredients such as corn or soybeans, which are made into popular processed food ingredients such as cornstarch, soybean oil or high-fructose corn syrup. Most GMO ingredients are used primarily in highly processed foods, however, so they are generally not an issue for those looking to eat healthy, natural-tasting, whole foods (like those that promote Flavor Intelligence through early flavor learning in children).
That said, avoiding them is easy, just look for the Non-GMO Project Verified logo.