GMO is short for “genetically modified organisms.” It is sometimes called genetic engineering and refers to a process where desirable traits or characteristics are introduced into an organism.
In America many farmers who grow canola, corn, soybean and sugar beet choose to use genetically modified seeds and have done so for nearly twenty years because it reduces costs and improves yields. More than 90% of these four crops in America are currently grown using genetically modified seeds. These crops are used to make a wide range of different ingredients that are used in foods we eat every day, ranging from vegetable oils to sugar.
We are comfortable using these genetically modified crops because scientists and the FDA, who have been studying genetic engineering for many years, agree that food ingredients made with these methods are safe and aren’t different from other ingredients. Click here to learn more.
We know many of you want to know which ingredients we use are derived from these crops. The following list is a comprehensive selection of ingredients that we use that may be derived from crops grown from genetically engineered seeds. These ingredients are NOT used in all products.
Corn (except sweet corn kernels)
High fructose corn syrup
Modified corn starch
Modified waxy maize
Hydrolyzed soy protein
Soy protein concentrate
Soy protein isolate
Soybean hulls (fiber)
Canola / Cottonseed
Partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil
If you want to avoid products that contain genetically modified ingredients we make a selection of certified organic products that are non-GMO. These are: Campbell’s Organic soups, Campbell’s Organic soups for kids, Swanson Certified Organic Chicken and Vegetable broth.