By Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD –
Do you look for a “GMO-free” label when you’re grocery shopping? Turns out, that claim may not be as helpful as you think. According to Peel Back The Label, a campaign created by U.S. dairy farmers, some foods are labeled “GMO-free” even when the ingredients don’t actually have a genetically modified counterpart. That can fool people into picking certain products over others—and even into spending more money than they would otherwise.