(originally written by Caryn Talty)
Need a list of non GMO companies?
We’ve put together one and include tips on where you can go to buy non GMO products.
In many cases these non GMO companies sell products in your local box store. Some of these products are naturally gluten free, and some are not.
1. Amy’s Organics:
Amy’s sells both gluten free and products that contain gluten. You can find Amy’s frozen entrees and canned goods at places like Jewel Foods, Dominicks, Walmart, Peapod, and Whole Foods. This is a widely distributed brand of vegetarian foods. There are no meat, eggs, fish, or poultry are in any of their products. They do use dairy, however.
2. Applegate Farms:
*update 5-29-13* UndergroundHealth.com recieved an email clarifying a few things regarding Applegate Farms’ products being 100% GMO free. Their line of “organic” products is 100% GMO free as expected. However, a few of their “natural” line of products we’re found to have GMO ingredients which they are working “agressively” to remove as quickly as possible. For this list email the company from their website. They have assured us they will have all of their products 100% NON-GMO asap. They are a stand up company who is on the forefront of becoming 100% GMO free as a whole, not just their “organic” product offerings. Please note – Applegate is also listed on the “Printable list of brands below”.
Applegate Farms Organics sells mainly frozen and fresh meat products and cheeses. They have both gluten free and products that contain gluten. You can easily find Applegate Farms Organics products at places like Kroger’s, Jewel Foods, Trader Joe’s, Peapod, and Whole Foods. They have a product locator page which makes shopping very convenient, too. Visit the link to check off what you want to buy and enter your zip code. You’ll get a list of local stores that carry it. They also have an online store. Applegate Farms does not guarantee their Naturals line is non GMO.
3. Ciao Bella Gelato:
Need a dessert brand that is healthy, free from high fructose corn syrup and non GMO? You need to try a dairy free sorbet from Ciao Bella Gelato. Local Chicago area readers can buy Ciao Bella at Super Target, Whole Foods, and Peapod. They are at Safeway stores and you can even buy them online.
4. Earthbound Farm:
This is one of the most popular non GMO companies. Earthbound sells fresh grown vegetables, fruit, granola, cookies, etc. Not all of their products are gluten free. You can get their lettuce greens and spinach in plastic containers at Jewel Foods, Dominicks, Super Target, Walmart, Super Kmart, Whole Foods, Peapod, and Costco. There’s a complete list of stores on their website. They also have frozen fruit, dried fruit, and snack products as well. Their Dipping Doubles are perfect for lunchboxes.
5. Earth Balance:
If you are looking for non GMO soy products, Earth Balance is a great brand. Not all their products are non GMO verified, but they are working on additional products. You can find many Earth Balance products at Whole Foods and other area health food stores. The soy free buttery spreads are sold at most local grocery stores including Dominicks, and they are available at Peapod. Are you an Amazon.com shopper? They have select varieties of peanut butter for sale.
6. Eden Foods Organics:
This is one of our favorite non GMO companies. At one time Eden Foods was not visible in the local grocery store. Today Eden Foods can be found at local Jewel Foods, Pete’s Fresh Market, as well as local health food stores. The biggest selection of their products is at Whole Foods. If you are not in the Chicago area, visit their store locator page to find a store near you. They sell a wide variety of canned products in BPA free containers, dried goods, snacks, tomato sauce products, condiments, fruit products, and whole grains. You can also order online and have their food delivered.