Certified organic products cannot be genetically engineered nor can they intentionally contain any GMO ingredients. Look for products labeled, "100% Organic," "Organic," or "Made with Organic Ingredients."
Products that carry the Non-GMO Project Seal are independently verified to be in compliance with North America's only 3rd party standard for GMO avoidance, including testing of at-risk ingredients. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization that is committed to providing consumers with clearly labeled and independently verified non-GMO choices.
If it's not labeled organic or non-GMO verified, then be sure to avoid products made with ingredients that might be derived from GMOs -- including corn, soybeans, canola, cottonseed, sugar beets, most Hawaiian papaya, papaya from China, and some zucchini and yellow squash.
If a non-organic product made in North America lists "sugar" as an ingredient -- rather than "pure cane sugar", then it is most likely a combination of sugar from sugar cane and GM sugar beets.
Avoid products from cows that may have been injected with GM bovine growth hormone. Look for labels stating No rBGH, rBST, or artificial hormones. Check brand listings at NonGMOShoppingGuide.com.
Tip #4: Use the Non-GMO Shopping Guide
Download the guide or "ShopNoGMO" app for SmartPhones at www.nongmoshoppingguide.com.