If you want to avoid sugar, aspartame, trans-fats, MSG, or just about anything else, you read the label. If you want to avoid G.M.O.'s -- genetically modified organisms -- you're out of luck. They're not listed. You could, until now, simply buy organic foods, which by law can't contain more than 5 percent G.M.O.'s. Now, however, even that may not work.
More:Genetically Modified Food Gmos Food And Drug Administration US Department Of Agriculture Mark Bittman
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn more