Month: October 2018

!2018 – Top10 GMO (Genetically modified Organisms)_1

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Campbell’s words:

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


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.


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.”

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From the loyal Web.

!2018 – Hydrogenated Oil & Transfat

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You Should Be Avoiding Hydrogenated Oils, Here’s How

A lot of the foods that we so conveniently get from the grocery store and eat contain hydrogenated oils. It’s to help keep foods maintain a longer shelf life and to save costs. And when a food item contains hydrogenated oils, it most likely contains trans fat, which is incredibly bad for health. While it may be hard sometimes to know what has partially hydrogenated oil in it, there are some ways, here’s how and why you should avoid it.

5 Ways To Avoid Hydrogenated Oil

Food companies began using hydrogenated oil to help increase shelf life and save costs.

Hydrogenation is a process in which a liquid unsaturated fat is turned into a solid fat by adding hydrogen. During this manufactured partially hydrogenated processing, a type of fat called trans fat is made. While small amounts of trans fats are found naturally in some foods, most trans fats in the diet come from these processed hydrogenated fats. Partially hydrogenated oil isn’t always easy to spot, but there are ways to spot it and avoid it. Click

1. Read Food Labels Carefully

Since partially hydrogenated oil contains trans fats, it’s best to avoid any food product that contains partially hydrogenated oil. Still, a product labeled as free from trans fats doesn’t mean it is. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a company can label a food free of trans fats if the actual content is 0.5 grams per serving or less. This isn’t the same as 0 grams.
Some food labels claim no trans fats have been added, but partially hydrogenated oil may still be listed as one of the ingredients. So it’s important to read both the food label and the ingredients list. Here’s how to read food labels without being tricked:

2. Know The Common Culprits

Partially hydrogenated oils are most commonly found in foods that also have saturated fat.
Avoid these foods when you see them: margarine; vegetable shortening; packaged snacks; baked foods, especially premade versions; ready-to-use dough; fried foods; coffee creamers, both dairy and nondairy.

3. Use Vegetable Oils For Cooking

Margarine and shortening are easy to cook with, but they contain partially hydrogenated oils. Opt for heart-healthy vegetable or plant oils, such as safflower, olive, or avocado oil instead. One study from 2011 showed safflower oil may improve blood glucose levels and lipids and decrease inflammation. Olive oil and avocado oil have also been shown to be heart-healthy oils.
Consider baking and broiling your foods instead of frying them to save on fat and calories.

4. Limit Packaged Foods

Partially hydrogenated oils go hand in hand with food preservation, so hydrogenated fat often ends up in packaged foods. Decrease your dependence on packaged foods. Start by eliminating one food group at a time.
For example, cook your own rice or potatoes from scratch instead of relying on seasoned, boxed versions.

5. Make Over Your Snacks

Snacks can be an important part of a balanced diet. They can sustain you until the next meal, keep you from being overly hungry, and prevent drops in blood sugar. The problem is that many convenient snacks are made with partially hydrogenated oil.
Opt for more satiating snacks that are naturally free of trans fats, including: mixed nuts, carrot sticks, apple slices, bananas; plain yogurt. Remember to check the labels of any packaged goods you might eat with these snacks, such as hummus, peanut butter, and yogurt.

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