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GMO

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
  • 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

NON-GMO PRODUCTS

We make a selection of certified organic products that do not contain ingredients derived from GMO crops.  These are: Campbell’s Organic soups, Campbell’s Organic soups for kids, Swanson Certified Organic Chicken and Vegetable broth.

OUR POSITION ON GMO LABELING

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 support legislation recently passed by the Senate because it’s a national solution and avoids a patchwork of different state labeling laws.

While this legislation offers a range of disclosure options for manufacturers, we will introduce an on-pack statement as we know that’s what the overwhelming majority of Americans support. We’re working on language that provides specific ingredient information and supports the science that GMOs are safe. We’ve conducted robust consumer research on a range of wording options and are working with regulatory agencies to introduce these over time.