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Top 20 Frankenfoods to Avoid

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Top 20 Frankenfoods to Avoid

Genetically-modified (GM) foods and food ingredients have infiltrated our food supply, tainting what was once healthy. While agri-businesses continue to claim they are safe, increasing amounts of research demonstrate that GM foods are harmful to human health, damage ecosystems, cause financial calamity for many farmers, and release trans genes that could randomly transfer to other life forms in the environment with the potential for disastrous consequences. A growing body of research links genetically-modified food consumption with sterility, allergies, infant mortality, organ defects, childhood illnesses, and cancer.

Avoid these top 20 foods and food ingredients to make your body GM-free*:

Alfalfa—Not in the habit of eating alfalfa?  You could be unknowingly eating this food in your beef and dairy products. Used by dairy and beef farmers as feed for cows, genetically-modified alfalfa is common in both beef and milk products.

Aspartame—Not only is aspartame a well-established neurotoxin (brain and nervous system toxin), this laboratory-derived ingredient is made from aspartate, phenylalanine, and menthol, all of which are commonly sourced from genetically-modified ingredients.

Beef—Not only does most beef contain genetically-modified alfalfa, it also contains GM corn and soy, which becomes part of the meat.  If you’re eating beef, choose only organic beef that is grass-fed.

Canola Oil—Ninety percent of canola is genetically-modified to withstand the herbicide glyphosate (Round-Up).

Corn and Corn Starch—Almost all corn is genetically-modified, making this once healthy food a suspected cause of organ damage.  Like corn, the starch extract of this GM-food is found in almost all processed and packaged foods.  If you like battered and deep-fried foods of almost any kind, you’re getting lots of this ingredient and lots of genetically-modified corn. Corn starch is commonly-used to make deep-fried foods crispy.

Keep reading to discover the common beverage that is frequently contaminated with GM ingredients…

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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10:27AM PDT on Aug 28, 2014

Great Info!

7:24PM PST on Jan 15, 2014

10:40AM PST on Dec 22, 2013

I'm surprised to see squash and tomatoes on the list as they are so relatively easy to grow yourself from heirloom seeds and, if they take in a particularly ideal environment, can produce enough to feed an army. Thanks for this valuable article, Michelle.

6:34PM PST on Dec 10, 2013

Companies don't care what so ever what foods can kill people. It's only the bottom line that matters. And they make enough money to make sure the government regulators are in their pockets.

5:46PM PDT on Nov 1, 2013

Thanks for the info!

8:31AM PDT on Oct 24, 2013

Oh joy, everything is contaminated. :(

9:36AM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

Happy Halloween! These are no good treats.

7:23AM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

I had a tomato on top of my fridge for four months before I threw it away, and even then it was not rotten. The fruit flies would not come near it during the entire four months. This told me, I had a GMO on my hands.

1:16AM PDT on Sep 30, 2013


10:03AM PDT on Sep 29, 2013

Thank you for this info!

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