Well, yet another disappointment in finding out that several of my favorite products contain GMO’s. I’ve been a long time user of Veggie Wash and since I have become more concerned with GMO’s, I emailed Veggie Wash to ask them if their products contained GMO ingredients.
This was their reply:
Me: “Hi, I am a long time user of Veggie Wash but have recently become concerned about GMO’s and wanted to know if Veggie Wash contains any GMO ingredients. Thank you, Karielyn”
Veggie Wash: “Good Morning Karielyn, We do not specifically search out Non-GMO ingredients for the Veggie Wash. Thank you Customer Service”
Me: “Thank you for your reply, but…does Veggie Wash contain GMO ingredients…yes or no? Thanks! Karielyn”
Veggie Wash: “Karielyn, Since we do not specifically search out Non-GMO ingredient we cannot say with 100% certainty that they are or are not GMO. Some ingredients could be non-GMO and others GMO. If you do not want to use products with possible GMO then we do not recommend our products. Thank you Customer Service”
Here’s the ingredient list:
Ingredients: Water, natural cleaners made from corn*, palm and coconut, citrus oil, sodium citrate (a natural derivative of citrus fruit), glycerin (from coconut oil) and grapefruit seed extract
*Corn is a red flag for GMO’s. If it’s not “organic” or “Non-GMO Project Verified” we can only assume that it’s made with GMO corn.
To make it even worse, the label is really confusing.
In one place, it says “Made with Organic Citrus” (which I why I purchased it in the first place), and on the back is says “Veggie Wash uses unique natural organic citrus solvents for effective and safe cleaning”.
If it is made with “organic citrus”, why aren’t the ingredients listed as “organic”?
Between the confusing labeling and the vague answering of my question, I think I am going to part with my Veggie Wash and start making my own.
Make Your Own Homemade Produce Cleaner
Here is a simple DIY way to clean your produce that is actually way cheaper than buying Veggie Wash and is also non-toxic.
The acid in the vinegar kills the bacteria and helps to dissolve any wax and pesticide residue.
How to Use:
- Use equal parts of white vinegar and water and fill spray bottle
- Spray, rub and rinse just as you would use Veggie Wash