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  1. tishabud1@yahoo.com' donna
    Dec 05, 2014 @ 18:34:39

    It’s really sad, isn’t it? Organic whole foods are the only way to eat safely/healthy. I know many products are made differently due to the banning or mandatory labeling of gmo’s in so many other countries. Not sure of Canada’s stance on this issue. And we’re supposed to be the “greatest country”? Only if your a food manufacturer who’s allowed to poison people for the sake of the almighty dollar. If only we could inject those in charge with a conscience along with those vaccines they love so much!

  2. swbreon@hotmail.com' Scott B
    Jan 25, 2015 @ 18:13:00

    Well, the tomatoes are probably still GMO in both countries, and most sugar produced in the world is also GMO, so the liquid sugar may be a step up from HFCS, but it’s probably more than likely still genetically modified. Personally I make my own ketchup using ORGANIC honey as the sweetener as opposed to sugar.

  3. fray_bentos@hotmail.com' Scott
    Aug 25, 2015 @ 17:50:05

    There is ZERO scientific evidence that GM foods are bad for you. You are clearly not a scientist and should not be spreading this nonsense on the internet. While I am here, I will point out that I am a career professional chemist who runs a research group at a top ~50ish-in-the world university with interests in biological research. Please read some books or papers and educate yourselves and ignore this uneducated, fear-mongering nonsense.

  4. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Aug 25, 2015 @ 22:04:51

    Hello Scott!

    Thank you for your very passionate response! However, sadly you are very mistaken regarding evidence, which is surprising based on your experience. Frankly…the “fear-mongering nonsense” comes from those who support these untested chemical experiments on the population – only later are given more chemicals (aka: pharmaceuticals) for the ever-growing illnesses. After CURING myself from MS, believe me, I have done my research… and now that I am healthy, no thanks to conventional medicine and “scientists”…I make it my mission to spread the word about anything unhealthy. When I see illnesses on a decline, then…and only then will I entertain supporting your POV.

    Again, thanks for your comment as I always support all debates! 🙂

  5. donnatulk@live.ca' Donna
    Oct 20, 2015 @ 22:48:12

    USA Heinz ketchup also has higher salt content. Anyone know reason?

  6. Moniquesiemens2014@outlook.com' Monique
    Feb 25, 2016 @ 01:37:29

    The u.s doesn’t care what they have in their food. Whatever is most cost efficient. Canada health has very strict rules on what can and cannot be in our food. There is a reason why there is a mass amount of sugary cereals and pop in the states but not in Canada. Coke vanilla was banned in Canada. Because it had 94 grams of sugar. 94!!! That’s insanity

  7. baldy12@sympatico.ca' Jeff Baldwin
    Mar 08, 2016 @ 11:10:01

    HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) is not “bad” as a few make it out to be. Regular Corn Syrup has been manufactured since the 1800’s and HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) since the 1970’s….hasn’t killed anyone yet….plant located in Cardinal Ontario along the St. Lawrence River since 1868 and still going strong. Also there are THREE manufacturing plants in Ontario – London, Port Colborne and Cardinal that produce HFCS and buy LOCAL ONTARIO CORN from local farmers in its production…. HFCS is not “bad”, I am commenting because Corn Syrup is produced in Ontario using LOCAL farmers corn…..one of the author’s original point’s was CANADIAN content but then he “dissed HFCS”. And by the way, just for the record…..there is no such thing as NATURAL SUGAR….it is derived from sugar cane, which is a stalk like corn, the sugar has to be extracted in liquid form and processed just as much as Corn Syrup….just the facts having spent 20+ years in the Sugar Industry!!!

  8. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Mar 08, 2016 @ 15:08:16

    Hello Jeff! Yep, we are going to disagree…you say, “And by the way, just for the record…..there is no such thing as NATURAL SUGAR….it is derived from sugar cane, which is a stalk like corn” Sorry incorrect. It is not “like corn” at all. It is like grass…actually it IS a grass. 🙂 So if it is more like anything is it more like bamboo. Please refer to https://www.onlineholistichealth.com/real-truth-behind-sugar/ So I again respectfully disagree. Thanks for your comment!

  9. notyourprince@gmail.com' Hans
    Mar 15, 2016 @ 14:06:23

    Scott B: According to this site, there are no longer GMO tomatoes grown anywhere. It was a thing, but it’s not anymore.

    http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/grocery_shopping/fruit_vegetables/15.genetically_modified_tomatoes.html

  10. Rmneese@earthlink.net' Roger N
    Feb 01, 2017 @ 13:31:03

    Thanks Scott for your opinion. I don’t have to rely on any study’s to know how dangerous GMO is. Owning a large track of land and having a family farm I know how GMO are used. I resently stopped leasing my land out to farmers because this is the only way they grow now. They. Spray the land with round up. No plowing just poison and kill everything. Then they plant GMO seed that roundup don’t kill. After a period of time weeds start to grow agh and they spray it again with roundup crop and all. The GMO altered seed is not bothered by it but the entire time it is absorbing the roundup and becoming poisoness. After harvest they mow off the field and spray again with roundup and start the cycl over. The weeds are becoming resistant so more and more spray is used. So just run down to your farm supply and get roundup and pour yourself a glass.

  11. dkemcke@usa.com' Donna
    Jul 16, 2017 @ 14:58:21

    Thanks for the information. I am sitting in a restaurant in Cape Brenton and my wife has said repeatedly that the ketchup taste better. So today we looked at the ingredients and what a surprise, no corn syrup. I said, “of course not. Canada probably does not have major corporations that have their hands in the corn industry and the government.” Sad, sad for us in the US. The consumers hopefully realize that the corn byproduct is in most food we eat. Wish we could change it so that obesity can decline and the people can have more control of what goes into food. Best to grow our own. Thank you.

  12. hxp1409@gmail.com' Heidi
    Aug 18, 2017 @ 08:56:33

    Great article! I’m actually sitting at a restaurant in the Toronto airport and don’t ever use regular ketchup but out of curiosity, flipped the bottle around to look at the ingredients and saw no HFCS! I know that many food producers put junk in American products that they don’t use for other countries so I’m not entirely surprised, but I’m no less offended. Funny that America is “the most powerful country in the world” and yet seems to get the short end of the stick when it comes to food. It boggles my mind that people think GMOs aren’t harmful. It’s not really that complicated – plants absorb a chemical and survive, then we eat it. It’s a CHEMICAL, no matter how you look at it, meaning it shouldn’t be consumed! Thank goodness glyphosate has been listed as a known carcinogen in CA now. I’m sure people will scoff at it, saying California is a bunch of liberals, but prop 65 is a big deal.

  13. this_is_spam@mac.com' johnny
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 11:58:48

    Heintz has closed their Canadian Ketchup plant (around spring 2017) so the only stuff you can eat in Canada or the USA is the US-made version now.

  14. gbatton@windstream.net' Katherine Batton
    May 03, 2018 @ 14:17:17

    This happens because our government is owned by a bunch of lobbyists on BOTH sides of the aisle. In Europe they allow less than 1/2 of the preservatives that they allow in US. The Government that’s suppose to protect you is only concerned with filling their pockets with the “free money” that gets confiscated every month from hard working tax payers who don’t realize they are supporting an Oligarchy.

  15. sfjetland@gmail.com' Serge Fjetland
    Jul 09, 2018 @ 00:28:34

    “genetically modified GM foods” that like saying “aquatic water” GM scaremongering at its worse.

    Sorry, but this article is more fear mongering than science!

  16. Online Holistic Health
    Jul 10, 2018 @ 16:38:28

    Hi Serge! Respectfully, I believe that lack of information is “scaremongering”. I like to know exactly what I am eating. Thankfully, if you enjoy consuming GM foods it is right to do so. I prefer not to.

    Thanks for your comment!

  17. martina.w.florida@gmail.com' Tina
    Nov 03, 2018 @ 23:16:37

    Hi! Great article & very informative! I am still researching – without success so far – if there are ways to detox your body from GMO and that glyphosate shit. I always try to choose my food attentively but when you eat out you do not always get the best ingredients in your meals. When there is a way to detox the body from mercury, there must be a way to get all the GMO and glyphosate residues out of our system. What is your opinion?!

  18. jheacock88@gmail.com' JEREMY HEACOCK
    Nov 10, 2018 @ 05:08:21

    The difference between ingredients in the US and the ingredients in Canada is the way the federal regulators require food companies to declare the ingredients in their foods. Do you really think “liquid sugar” is any different than high fructose corn syrup? Come on.

  19. markbajek@aol.com' Mark Bajek
    Nov 17, 2018 @ 14:32:22

    Johnny Canadian Heinz used to be produced in India for a short time after the closure of the Canadian plant, But it is produced most recently in the US as it is labeled “product of the United states on my most recent bottle but appears to be the same ol Canadian standard with liquid sugar . I would challenge US residents living near the border or traveling through Canada to grab a few bottles of ketchup and taste for themselves.. But be a bit cautious while traveling through Customs by car with ketchup. I once made a trip to Sarinia Ontario for the express purpose of visiting Canada for the day to just buy ketchup as a gift for a co worker. On my return through US customs I had 4 bottles in my back seat , customs thought it extremely odd that I visited a different country for exclusively for Ketchup , Secondary searched , downloaded data from my phone and computer and detained me for about 4 hours. But Canadian ketchup is worth the hassle, it does taste different.

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