Many of you likely put a lot of thought into your diet, but how about what you drink?
According to consumer advocacy site foodbabe.com, many beers contain genetically modified organisms, or GMO's, ingredients known to be harmful to your body. They include GMO corn syrup, corn and sugars, insect-based dyes, monosodium glutamate, even fish bladder.
Many of the beers the Food Babe questioned, she found contained one or more possible GMO ingredients:
- High Fructose Corn Syrup (Guinness – unable to provide an affidavit for non-GMO proof)
- Corn syrup (Miller Light, Coors, Corona, Fosters, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Red Stripe)
- Dextrose (Budweiser, Bud Light, Busch Light, Michelob Ultra)
- Corn (Red Stripe, Miller Coors Brand, Anheuser-Busch Brands)
The ones she recommends that are additive and GMO free:
Mainstream Beers: Sierra Nevada, Heineken, Amstel Light
German beers -- the Food Babe says Germans are very serious about the purity of their beers and even enacted a purity law.
Certified Organic Beers which are required by law not to include GMOs and other harmful additives
Craft & Microbrews Beers