GMO is short for “genetically modified organisms.” It is sometimes called genetic engineering or bioengineering 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
  • Corn (except sweet corn kernels)
  • Corn chips
  • Corn oil
  • Corn flour
  • Corn gluten
  • Corn starch
  • Corn syrup
  • Dextrose
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Maltodextrin
  • Modified corn starch
  • Modified waxy maize
  • Sugar beets
  • Citric acid
  • Sugar/Sucrose
  • Sugar syrup
  • Invert sugar
  • Molasses
  • Brown sugar
  • Soybeans
  • Hydrolyzed soy protein
  • Soybean flour
  • Soy lecithin
  • Soybean oil
  • Soy protein concentrate
  • Soy protein isolate
  • Soybean hulls (fiber)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Canola / Cottonseed
  • Canola oil
  • Cottonseed oil
  • Flax seed
  • Margarine
  • Partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil
  • Vegetable oil


Campbell is committed to printing clear and simple language on the labels of our U.S. products which use ingredients derived from genetically modified crops.

We talked to thousands of consumers and learned about what they want to know about GMOs in their food, including for specific GMO ingredients to be identified on labels using simple and familiar language. Our current label statement reads: The ingredients from corn / soy / canola / sugar in this product come from genetically modified crops.

This meets consumers’ needs – it’s clear, simple, and familiar and it points out what are the specific GMO ingredients.


We make a large selection of products that do not contain ingredients derived from GMO crops, including products verified by the Non-GMO Project and certified organic products, which cannot be produced with GMO ingredients. Brands that have products that have been verified by the Non-GMO Project include Snyder’s of Hanover, Late July Snacks, Emerald, Kettle Chips, Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, and Cape Cod Chips. Brands that have certified organic products include Swanson, Pace, Late July Snacks, Pacific and Goldfish.