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The FDA, EPA & USDA Approved these Toxic Foods

Updated: Nov 15, 2023


Woman reading toxic food label ingredients.

Do you know if you are eating these toxic foods?


Do you know what a Bioengineered Food is?


Does it sound like something you want to eat?


Does it sound like it’s safe for you and your family to consume?


This blog post on FDA, EPA & USDA Approved these Toxic Foods and the video of the same title are to bring awareness and not to create fear.


Knowledge is power if you take action.


Let’s talk about what Bioengineered (BE) Foods are, whether they are safe to eat, which foods are now Bioengineered and how to tell.


All the links for my research will be listed in the text and at the end.


Listen in or read on below to learn more about how you can find safer real foods to eat.



What are Bioengineered Foods?


Per the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) website a Bioengineered Food is a “Food that contains genetic material that has been modified through certain laboratory techniques and for which the modification could not be obtained through conventional breeding or found in nature.”


BE Foods are regulated by the FDA, USDA & EPA.


In 2016 Congress passed a law requiring labeling for some foods produced through genetic engineering and uses the term “bioengineered,” which will start to appear on some foods.

Bioengineered (BE) Foods are the same as Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods.


The USDA decided that Bioengineered Foods was easier to understand and sounded so much better.


No matter what you call it your food is being altered genetically and isn’t real food.


Bill Gates and the WEF promote GMO foods. Bill Gates is now into altering meats and dairy as well. Need I say more??


Just another rabbit hole to explore!


Are Bioengineered Foods Safe to Eat?


If you ask the FDA, USDA, EPA, Bill Gates, WHO or WEF absolutely! You decide!


  • Per the FDA website, Genetic engineering is a process that involves:

  • Identifying the genetic information—or “gene”—that gives an organism (plant, animal, or microorganism) a desired trait

  • Copying that information from the organism that has the trait

  • Inserting that information into the DNA of another organism

  • Then growing the new organism


My question is, is the organism really the same organism once it is Bioengineered?


For instance, is that tomato the same? No!! It is now a new organism. Should they even be able to call it a tomato? Inquiring minds want to know!


It sounds to me like they are creating Frankenfoods!


How do we know they are safe for human consumption? Are we the guinea pigs and will we find out 10, 20, 50 years later. Oooops!! That was a bad idea! Or is it not even traceable back to our health issues?


The plants are altered to allow chemicals like Round Up (Glyphosate) to be sprayed on them and they won’t die but the weeds around them will. You can’t just wash off Round Up. It is absorbed into the plant and your produce.


Round Up is also sprayed on wheat, right before harvesting, to dry out the wheat faster so they can bring it to market faster. I don’t believe they have to label this wheat as Bioengineered or GMO because they didn’t alter the wheat genetically.


The WHO stated on their website: GM foods currently available on the international market have passed safety assessments and are not likely to present risks for human health. In addition, no effects on human health have been shown as a result of the consumption of such foods by the general population in the countries where they have been approved.


According to EWG (Environmental Working Group) way back in 2015 they published an article Monsanto’s GMO Herbicide Doubles Cancer Risk. Monsanto’s GMO Herbicide is Round Up (Glyphosate). Why are they still allowed to use Round Up on our food?


All other mainstream articles say “No GMO foods are safe to eat. GMO foods are just the same as Non-GMO food.”


In my opinion they can’t be the same they are genetically different.


I’m going to err on the side of caution. How about you?


Which Foods are Bioengineered?

Per the USDA’s website, this is the current list and as their webpage indicates “New BE products continue to be developed.” They say they update this list annually. However, I don’t see a date as to when it was last updated or when they will update it again.

Here’s the list:


Each food on the list above has a PDF linked from the USDA website that explains more about each food.


Yes! The FDA, EPA & USDA Approved these Toxic Foods.


How to Tell if Your Food is Bioengineered


Per the FDA’s website “The Standard requires that by 2022, food makers, importers, and certain retailers label foods that are bioengineered or have bioengineered ingredients. At that time, foods sold in the United States that meet the definition of bioengineered food must have information on their packaging using one of the approved methods, including text on the package that says “bioengineered food,” the bioengineered food symbol, or directions for using your phone to find the disclosure.”


Here are the labels that you might see.

Bioengineered food labels

But they are not required to use that labeling so you will have to be more diligent to know if you are eating Bioengineered foods. On some food labels (shown below) they will put the words: Contains Bioengineered Food Ingredients (Lucky Charms cereal), Produced with Genetic Engineering (sweet corn package) or Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering (Mars M&M's).

Bioengineered food wording on labels

Or you may find a digital link such as a QR code or a phone number that you can text.


As you can see you really have to look for it. It is not highlighted at all and tends to blend in with the other text on the label near the ingredients.


The Standard also exempts food served in restaurants or similar retail food establishments defined as:

  • cafeterias

  • lunch rooms

  • food stand

  • food truck

  • transportation carrier (such as a train or airplane)

  • saloon, tavern, bar, lounge, other similar establishment operated as an enterprise engaged in the business of selling prepared food to the public

  • salad bars, delicatessens, and other food enterprises located within retail establishments that provide ready-to-eat foods that are consumed either on or outside the retailer’s premises.

Apparently, there are also exceptions to the labeling requirements:


BE foods that are used to make non-food products don’t need to be labeled (maybe cotton products used in clothing).

Animals that are given BE feed are excluded because theoretically the BE DNA is broken down by the animal’s digestive system. So, this BE DNA is not stored anywhere in the animal’s body after digestion??


In my opinion I find that hard to believe. How about you?


Highly-processed foods like corn syrup or soybean oil which are almost always BE/GMO aren’t required to carry the label even if they are derived from BE plants, because the genetic material is removed during preparation.


HOW?? I would love to know.


The labeling rules also won’t apply if foods are developed through the newer “gene-editing” techniques like CRISPR (used to change an organism’s DNA - please research this technique further), because they don’t contain DNA from other organisms and mimic the spontaneous genetic variation that occurs through natural selective breeding.


Personally, I would like to know when gene editing techniques are used on my food!


As always please do your own research. Know what you are eating! It matters to your health!


Bioengineered or GMO foods are not real food! The DNA of the produce is being altered through CRISPR technology and other means.

The plants are altered to allow chemicals like Round Up (Glyphosate) to be sprayed on them and they won’t die. What other chemicals are they also using on the plants that won’t kill them that we may be consuming?

Per EWG we learned that GMO foods may double your chance of getting certain cancers.


Our bodies may not know what to do with Bioengineered or GMO Food. Any toxins consumed through these foods are not just automatically excreted from your body.


Your body may store them away from your vital organs to keep you alive and encapsulate them in your fat.


This may create inflammation in your body potentially leading to all kind of health issues.


If you go out to eat assume you may be consuming Bioengineered or GMO foods since they don’t have to specify.


How can we stop this madness in our foods?


Vote with your dollar!! Don’t buy any foods labeled as GMO or Bioengineered. Be diligent to read your food labels. Theoretically foods labeled as organic can’t also be GMO or Bioengineered.


Buy organic whenever possible! Avoid Apeel on your produce! There is a link to a Clean Food Cheat Sheet below.


Get to know your local farmers, learn their growing practices and buy from them if possible. Also learn to grow your own food and/or find a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and join.


What are your plans to stop this Frankenfood madness?


What will you change if anything?


Let me know in the comments below or shoot me an

email - sheri@empoweredhealthcoaching.com I would love to hear.


Live life empowered!


A great way to start eating clean real food is found in my cheat sheet below. It's FREE!

Clean Food Cheat Sheet OptIn

Sheri Johnson - Holistic Health & Life Coach

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