15 Brands You Didn’t Know Were GMO-Free (Slideshow)
January 27, 2014
365 Everyday Value
In 2009, Whole Foods Market began putting their house-brand, 365 Everyday Value, through the Non-GMO project’s verification process, and today just about every product they offer, well over 400 items, is GMO-free, although some that contain meat, eggs, or dairy ingredients made from animals given GMO feed aren’t. Still, you’d be hard-pressed to find a food company that makes so many products—from pita chips to pasta sauce to orange juice—that are certified GMO-free.
Amy’s Kitchen produces many delicious varieties of all-natural soups. Many of the favorites, including black bean chili, minestrone, split pea, and lentil vegetable, are completely GMO-free.
Annie’s is beloved for its organic products that are actually delicious, and everything from their macaroni and cheese to barbecue sauce, from pretzels to fruit snacks, more than 50 items, are GMO-free.
Ciao Bella Gelato
This New York-based company produces some delicious all-natural gelato, and their offerings are quickly making their way into supermarkets across the country. Twenty of their sorbets, including coconut, dark chocolate, and wild blueberry, are all certified GMO-free.
Finn Crisp is best known for its rye crispbread, and their reputation for healthy products extends into the GMO-free category as well. Six of their offerings, including the Original Thin Rye Crispbread and Garlic and Herbs Rye Snacks, are certified GMO-free.
This brand of chewing gum already contains no artificial coloring, flavoring, sweeteners, or preservatives, and their bubblegum, cinnamon, peppermint, spearmint, sugar-free lemon-lime, sugar-free Refresh-mint, sugar-free wild strawberry, tangerine, and triple berry flavors also contain no GMOs.
Post’s Grape-Nuts recently went completely GMO-free, and will carry the Non-GMO verification seal. Oddly enough, the ‘new and improved’ version now contains none of the Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Riboflavin, and B12 that was present in the previous version, and Post has been mum on exactly why, although they’re apparently hard at work on removing GMOs from several other offerings.
Hodgson Mill is renowned for its high-quality whole grain flours, cereals, pastas, and baking mixes. Just about everything they offer is GMO-free (more than 80 products!), with a handful of items that contain quinoa and rolled oats still being certified.
Jolly Time Popcorn
Several popcorn brands are GMO-free, but the largest of the brands is certainly Jolly Time. Seven of their varieties, including their original and ‘Select Premium’ yellow and white popcorn, are GMO-free.
Kashi is well-known for its healthy, all-natural cereals, so it comes as no surprise that 21 of their offerings, including their 7 Whole Grain Flakes, Cinnamon Harvest, and Go Lean Crunch, verified GMO-Free. Others, including Go Lean Original, are in the process of becoming verified.
Kettle Brand Chips
Kettle is quickly becoming renowned for their delicious potato chips, thick-cut and available in adventurous flavors like Maple Bacon, Sweet Chili Garlic, and Spicy Thai. All of those flavors are GMO-free, as well as 16 others, with three under review.
KIND Healthy Snacks
KIND started producing healthy bars in 2004, and today there are more than 20 bar varieties and 6 snackable clusters. All their products are made from all-natural nuts, fruits, and whole grains, and currently nine of their products, including the popular dark chocolate chunk bar, are certified GMO-free, with 19 more in the process of becoming verified.
Chickens from Murray’s are raised in Pennsylvania’s countryside, and are naturally-raised, antibiotic-free, Certified Humane, and, of course, GMO-free.
Organic Valley Dairy
When you come across organic milk or butter in you supermarket’s refrigerator case, it’s usually from Organic Valley. Not only is their milk GMO-free, but their butter, ricotta, and plenty of other offerings are as well, with their other cheeses in the process of being verified.
The famously bland British breakfast cereal, best identified by the trademark ‘biscuits’ of whole wheat, is GMO-free.