Saturday, February 12, 2011

Corn Derivatives

Corn is one of the most widely genetically modified crops. Even purported natural and organic varieties have been intentionally hybridized and due to crop contamination, are likely GMOs.

Corn allergies are becoming more and more common but still are difficult to spot because it's not as widely tested for as peanuts, shellfish, eggs etc. Which actually doesn't make much sense because corn is in so much of what we eat (due to government subsidies that help fund its production). For these reasons and more it's best to stay away from it in my opinion.

Here's a helpful snapshot from Food Inc. that lists many frequently used corn derivatives. It's everywhere!


  1. about 15 years ago I developed a violent reaction to corn oil. I couldn't bare eating anything cooked in it or to smell it cooking. Prior to that my mother believed in good old fashioned Wesson corn oil. So when I hear this corn controversy, I know it's true.


  2. Wow, look at that! That's crazy! The food reactions that happen later in life are often the result of food tampering. There comes a time when your body rejects what we've been giving it. Corn isn't the most obvious food culprit (most think it's safe) but it's definitely one to stay clear of.