Genetically Modified Food
Ingredients to Watch

(Last updated 17 August 2002)

Sceptical? Here's proof from Hansard (20 July 1998), that British politicians are testing GM food on the public, but won't eat it themselves.

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Ingredients to Watch

The following three types of Genetically Modified ingredients are currently being used in a wide variety of food in the UK. Although genetically modified ingredients should be labelled, according to EC law, many manufacturers are still not labelling these products. In this case, the best policy is to avoid foods containing these ingredients unless you can obtain written guarantees from the suppliers that the food is free from genetically modified ingredients. See the list of addresses and "Who's Doing What?" pages on this site for more information on this topic.


Corn Starch
Corn Oil
Modified Starch
Corn Syrup
Corn Syrup Solids
"Vegetable Oil"


Hydrolised Vegetable Protein
Soya Beans
Soya Flour
Soya Oil
Soya Sauce
Lecithin (E322)
"Vegetable Oil"


Tomato Paste
Tomato Puree
Tomato Sauce

Rapeseed (Canola)

The UK rapeseed (canola) crop has been contaminated by GM rapeseed from Canada. To avoid consuming GM rapeseed oil, avoid all products which use the generic term "Vegetable Oil" on the labelling, as much "Vegetable Oil" is from rapeseed. Contact supermarkets and food suppliers to insist that they label their food accurately and specify the exact source of the "Vegetable Oil" being used.



Aspartame is manufactured by Monsanto using Genetically Modified bacteria, according to this news report

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