or high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors, and many other unhealthy additives
On top of that, most conventional candy is made with GMO ingredients.
Many of us are concerned about the potential health risks of products made using the relatively
new technology of genetic modification.
And this reality is not very appealing to health-conscious parents and concerned adults.
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the
non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.
They believe that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume
genetically modified organisms.
The 9 GMO ingredients are:
*Sugar (GMO sugar beets)
*High Fructose Corn Syrup (GMO corn)
*Corn starch (GMO corn)
*Soy lecithin (GMO soy)
*Soybean oil (GMO soy)
*Modified food starch (GMO corn)
*Cottonseed oil (GMO cotton)
*Canola oil (GMO rapeseed)
*“Other” ingredients: isolates, isoflavones, food starch, vegetable oil
What’s more, many candies our children consume at Halloween–and throughout the year–are
banned in other countries?
Many American companies are marketing safer products in Europe than they’re doing
for their customers back home.
For example, in the EU, M&M’s are made with natural colorings.
I am not a big candy person–in fact I’d rather munch on a piece of fruit than a piece of candy,
but for this year’s Halloween season, I decided to explore this issue further.
Making your own Halloween candy, cookies or other treats from scratch–with healthy,
vegan, organic ingredients–is the best way to know what your children are consuming.
But for folks who want to have some non-GMO candy options for Halloween, here are
a few products to consider.
Non-GMO Halloween Candy Options
Getting ready for Halloween?
Here are 8 non-GMO candy brands that you may consider sharing, in moderation,
Of course there are many more candy brands that are made with non-GMO ingredients.
Hopefully, these treats will help to get you started.
Concerned about GMOs?
You can help to make a difference by getting involved with The Non-GMO Project.
The Non-GMO Project respects our right as a consumer to know what’s in the food we are
eating and the products we’re buying.
They believe that everyone has the right to an informed choice about what they eat.
There are many ways you can get involved with this important issue:
*Shop Non-GMO Project Verified
*Make a product verification request
*Find retailers that support the Non-GMO Project
*Donate and help support the Non-GMO Project
By supporting participating companies and products that are enrolled in the Non-GMO Project,
we become an essential part of the collaborative effort to ensure that there are non-GMO choices
now and in the future.
What are your favorite non-GMO Halloween candies?
Do you prefer to buy or make Halloween treats?
Share your thoughts and comments with us.