The Yes and No of GMOs

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The health and wellness market is booming now more than ever, and there are a lot of buzzwords that brands throw around in advertising that can be misleading.

If you’re buying these products and reading this you’re probably health-conscious, so it’s important to make sure that what you are putting in your body is helping, not hurting.

EZ Melts is committed to transparency and education on health and wellness and we often focus our blog on information surrounding some of these buzzwords. 

Non-GMO is one of these popular phrases that is often found stamped on product labels, but what is it?

All About GMOs—and Why You Should Care

GMOs are genetically modified organisms that have been manipulated in laboratories to produce plants that can withstand chemicals like insecticides and herbicides.

With this comes mutated DNA strands, creating animal, plant, virus and bacteria genes that do not naturally exist. In addition, the safety of consuming GMOs is not adequately studied, which means we have no idea what effect this might have on our health and the environment in the long run.

In many countries, it is mandatory for products containing GMOs to be labeled, however Canada and the US do not have equivalent regulations.

In 2018, the US mandated that by 2022, some products are required to be labeled, but the effectiveness of this mandate isn’t yet known.

The US sells A LOT of packaged foods and health products and most of these contain corn, soy, canola, and sugar beet, which are grown in the US using GMOs. Animal products are affected too, as our livestock is typically fed genetically modified feed.

So what’s the good news?

There are companies, like EZ Melts, who care about what goes into their products and keep everything GMO-free for both people and the environment.

First step in finding non-GMO products? Know which crops and animal products are at a high risk for being grown and made using GMOs.

According to the Non-GMO Project, there are crops that are produced at high-risk and low-risk of containing GMOs. Here is the list of some things that could be ingredients in your food, beverages, and even health products, like supplements:

High-Risk Crops for GMOs

  • Alfalfa
  • Canola
  • Corn
  • Cotton
  • Papaya
  • Soy
  • Sugar beet
  • Squash
  • Animal products
  • Microbes and enzymes
  • Potato

Further Products Made Out of High-Risk Crops

  • Amino acids
  • Alcohol
  • Aspartame
  • ascorbic acid
  • sodium ascorbate
  • Citric acid
  • Sodium citrate
  • Ethanol
  • Flavorings
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • Lactic acid
  • Maltodextrins
  • Molasses
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • Sucrose
  • Textured vegetable protein (TVP)
  • Xanthan gum
  • Vitamin supplements
  • Vinegar
  • Yeast products 

The EZ Melts Non-GMO Promise 

If you’re considering going GMO-free, but still want to take supplements to support your well-being, try EZ Melts. Our melts dissolve quickly on the tongue, making it EZ to get the nutrition you need.

We ensure that our vitamins are non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, and free of harmful chemical additives and sweeteners.

Just check out our ingredients listed on each bottle and feel better knowing you are supporting your best health without consuming GMOs. Thanks for being a part of our community!

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Written by Annie-Eliza Stevens