15 Brands You Didn’t Know Were GMO-Free

Many of these brands’ products contain no genetically-modified ingredients
Several of Jolly Time's offerings are GMO-free.

This is one in a series of stories; visit The Daily Meal Special Report: GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) for more.

In today’s day and age, it’s easier than ever to find foods that suit your specifications to a tee. Organic? You got it. Gluten-free? No problem. Thankfully, it’s also easier than you might think to find food products that are GMO (genetically modified organism)-free. And from a popular brand of chewing gum to a favorite gelato to a few well-known cereal brands, we tracked down 15.

15 Brands You Didn’t Know Were GMO-Free (Slideshow)

There are plenty of reasons why brands would want to cut GMOs out of their foods. There’s no denying that it’s great for the brand’s image; just look at all the positive press that Cheerios got when they went GMO-free recently, even though the only ingredient that was genetically modified was the tiny bit of cornstarch that dusts them. Many of these brands are already organic, gluten-free, etc., and excluding all genetically modified ingredients is a no-brainer, aligned with the overall branding of the company.

Brands that are interested in being certified GMO-free must first go through a lengthy certification process that requires paperwork, fees, and turning over data including ingredient lists, production facility information, test results. It's not easy, but it's absolutely worth it.[slideshow:

If you’re looking for even more brands that are GMO-free, as well as a wealth of GMO-related information, we suggest you pay a visit to the website of the Non-GMO Project, a non-profit organization committed to educating consumers, preserving and building a GMO-free food supply, and certifying brands and food products that are GMO-free. All of the brands we discuss here are certified by this organization; we’ll include a link to their company’s Non-GMO Project page in each of our captions; this way you can double-check for yourself before you make any purchases.

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