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Gluten Free From A Dedicated Facility And Non-Gmo

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I am trying to find products/brands that are gluten free from a dedicated facility and that are certified non GMO and/or organic. Anybody know of any? I'll post products/brands here as I find them. :D

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The list is going to be very short.

With GMO though, technically anything certified organic is supposed to be GMO free according to federal law. However, the government refuses to enforce the law and mandate testing when it comes to GMO in certified organic products. Also keep in mind that a product only has to be either 70% or 80% (I can never remember which) organic to be certified organic. That's why a lot of the people that buy organic don't buy processed foods and cook "from scratch". There is also no such thing as actual GMO free corn or soy as far as I understand it. Sadly GMO free is like organic when it comes to federal law. It's about "intent". If you "intend" to grow GMO free, organic, or both but your crops come into contact with GMO products or various banned substances due to wind, cross pollination, etc. you can still be labeled as GMO free, organic, etc. The GMO corn and GMO soy have cross contaminated/bred with almost all of their non GMO counterparts. In the US all corn has been cross contaminated/bred with GMO and in Canada all soy has been cross contaminated/bred with GMO. It wasn't necessarily intentional but, that's what happens when you put a crop in the wild. It's going to keep migrating on it's own via nature as that's how plants are designed.

Since the government refuses to step up and do its job, which isn't surprising considering they keep allowing new GMO products which will lead to further cross contamination of non GMO crops and monsanto suing a farmer over it, the CEO of Eden Foods stepped up and created The NON GMO Project. The NON GMO Project actually tests foods that claim to be GMO free but, the testing is limited to those who sign up to be tested. Please take note though that not every item a participating brand sells has been verified. Several items are listed on the site as in the process of becoming verified.

It also doesn't have anything to do with gluten free status. For instance, Nutiva is a member of The NON GMO Project. According to a thread here on celiac.com though, several of their items are in the position of being cross contaminated. I did want to bring up The NON GMO Project though because, it will be very helpful in picking companies that actually spend the time and money to back up their claims of being GMO free. That will at least give you a starting list to contact in order to see if those companies offer organic products and if they are gluten free or not.

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The list is going to be very short.

With GMO though, technically anything certified organic is supposed to be GMO free according to federal law. However, the government refuses to enforce the law and mandate testing when it comes to GMO in certified organic products. Also keep in mind that a product only has to be either 70% or 80% (I can never remember which) organic to be certified organic. That's why a lot of the people that buy organic don't buy processed foods and cook "from scratch". There is also no such thing as actual GMO free corn or soy as far as I understand it. Sadly GMO free is like organic when it comes to federal law. It's about "intent". If you "intend" to grow GMO free, organic, or both but your crops come into contact with GMO products or various banned substances due to wind, cross pollination, etc. you can still be labeled as GMO free, organic, etc. The GMO corn and GMO soy have cross contaminated/bred with almost all of their non GMO counterparts. In the US all corn has been cross contaminated/bred with GMO and in Canada all soy has been cross contaminated/bred with GMO. It wasn't necessarily intentional but, that's what happens when you put a crop in the wild. It's going to keep migrating on it's own via nature as that's how plants are designed.

Since the government refuses to step up and do its job, which isn't surprising considering they keep allowing new GMO products which will lead to further cross contamination of non GMO crops and monsanto suing a farmer over it, the CEO of Eden Foods stepped up and created The NON GMO Project. The NON GMO Project actually tests foods that claim to be GMO free but, the testing is limited to those who sign up to be tested. Please take note though that not every item a participating brand sells has been verified. Several items are listed on the site as in the process of becoming verified.

It also doesn't have anything to do with gluten free status. For instance, Nutiva is a member of The NON GMO Project. According to a thread here on celiac.com though, several of their items are in the position of being cross contaminated. I did want to bring up The NON GMO Project though because, it will be very helpful in picking companies that actually spend the time and money to back up their claims of being GMO free. That will at least give you a starting list to contact in order to see if those companies offer organic products and if they are gluten free or not.

Thanks for the website, I'll be researching there tonight. The more I hear and read about GMO/GEO, the more I am steering clear of items non-organic. I try to eat organically grown whole foods and a very limited amount of manmade processed foods that are made with organic ingredients. I avoid soy and canola all together, organic or not, and never anything with non-organic corn. Although from the sounds of it, I may have to eliminate that as well.

Through a process of elimination diet, I have discovered gluten does not sit with me well.After adding it back in the headaches, fatigue and irritabilty came back more than before I stopped, along with stomach cramps, ect. I have a family history of diabetes, low thyroid, bowel issues such as IBS, chronic constipation, diverticulitis, colon cancer, breast cancer and depression. I am really trying to avoid these issues in my own life.

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I avoid soy and canola all together, organic or not, and never anything with non-organic corn. Although from the sounds of it, I may have to eliminate that as well.

One thing we're trying now is we got corn to grow ourselves that is from heirloom sources (small ones) grown out in the desert, away from most of the corn fields, so they still seem to be okay. I'm hoping we can eat this all right once we get it grown!

If you're interested, we got ours from a place called: Native Seed Search - you can find it online for ordering. They have corn and squash from southwestern Indian tribes, a few different tribes and kind.

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