Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"Greens First" Products

My message to this company, 8/23/16:

"Since corn/corn derivatives are contained in most medications, vitamins, and supplements; and since 88%-92% of corn is GMO:
1.  Do your products contain corn/corn derivatives?  (see attached list)
2.  Are your products GMO-free? 
Thank you.  (I'm allergic to corn.)

Their reply, 8/23/16:

"There is a Supplement Facts sheet for each product. Just click on a product and then the red link "Supplement Facts"...
Greens First Original and Berry are corn-free and gmo-free.
Please check any other products by reading the Supplement Facts on each one."

After checking the "Supplement Facts," my reply:

"Due to my corn allergy, I have to avoid any foods w/"natural flavors" or "enriched," which usually indicate that corn derivatives have been added.  Since corn allergy warnings are exempt from FDA labeling requirements, we basically are in danger with all of our food choices; e.g., the corn allergy population cannot consume any processed foods or commercially-processed meat, poultry, fish, produce, or fruit due to government-authorized corn-derived acid washes.  Even organic produce and fruits are not completely safe from corn contamination.  The corn allergy population has to make vanilla or other flavoring from scratch w/safe-for-us alcohol and organic vanilla beans.  In addition, one of the worst reactions reported from the corn allergy population (on the corn allergen list) is to Tocopherol (vitamin E); basically, anything derived from corn can be fatal to the anaphylactic corn-allergy individual (corn-derived dextrose, citric acid, ascorbic acid, etc.).  It appears that these products may not be safe for the corn allergy community; however, I appreciate your kind and prompt reply."

Diane H., Corn Allergy Advocate
Corn Allergy Advocacy/Resources

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