After Reading This You Will Never Look at Campbell’s Soup the Same Way Again

Campbell's Soup contains a ton of unhealthy ingredients according to the Environmental Working Group.


The Campbell’s Soup company is an American institution that has been around since 1869 when it was founded in Camden, New Jersey.

The company is widely seen as a healthier choice than most foods on supermarket shelves, but new research from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is casting doubt on Campbell’s health benefits.

If you’re going to have soup, you may want to know the truth about unhealthy bread additives. One way to improve the health benefits of home made soup is to add a bay laurel leaf, for these reasons.

Campbell’s Soup is certainly one of the most well known brands on the market, but there are more than a few things you should know before you decide to purchase it, if at all, according to the EWG’s latest results.


Campbell’s Soup May Contain Trans Fats, GMOs and Growth Hormones

Campbell’s Soup has been called out by the EWG and other organizations for its use of potentially harmful ingredients like trans fats, GMO (genetically modified organisms) and growth hormones.

The information was revealed on the EWG website which measured, recorded and shared information about several different flavors of these soups.

Chicken Noodle Soup- 

Campbell’s chicken noodle soup was found to have a relatively high concern for ingredients and a medium concern for being overly processed.

Campbell’s contains the following likely GMO ingredients as it is not Non-GMO Project Verified or organic and these crops are over 90% GMO when grown in the U.S.: Corn Starch, Soy Protein Isolate, Sugars, and Modified Starch (Corn).

It received a 6/10 score (1 being the best score and 10 being the worst score).


Cream of Mushroom Soup- 

Cream of Mushroom Soup from Campbell's is packed full of processed and likely GMO ingredients.

Contains the same at-risk GMO ingredients as above in addition to Vegetable Oil and Canola Oil.

This soup is labeled ‘Healthy Request’ with a green heart on the package but contains several at-risk ingredients, including ingredients likely derived from animals treated with antibiotics, artificial trans fats, and the non-specific ingredient ‘flavor’ which could be derived from a chemical origin.

This soup received a 4/10 score.


Golden Mushroom Soup-

Contains many of the same likely GMO ingredients along with potentially small amounts of trans fats from Canola and Corn Oil.

This soup received a 4.5 out of 10 score.

Cheddar Cheese Soup- 

Contains ingredients derived from animals that may have been treated with artificial growth hormones and/or growth promoters.

It also contains several of the at-risk GMO ingredients listed above plus Soy Lecithin and Lactic Acid which are also ingredients at-risk for GMO contamination.


Spaghetti-O’s Meatballs- 

This product scored the worst of any product from Campbell’s with a final rating of 8.0 (the worst possible score is a 10).

It reportedly uses the chemical BPA (Bisphenol A) in its can linings.

Antibiotics, growth hormones and growth promoters were likely used during the creative process of this product.

It contains five at-risk GMO ingredients including High Fructose Corn Syrup and Soy Protein and has a laundry list of ingredients that are almost certainly highly processed according to the EWG website here.

If you’re looking for a health soup option that comes in a can, check out Amy’s Organic Soups and Pacific Organic Soups. These companies are far from perfect, but they are much better options than pretty much anything you will find from the Campbell’s Soup company, based on the most recent EWG info.

Thanks so much for reading! If you’d like to try a healthier soup, I recommend making your own from scratch with organic vegetables. My personal favorite is bone broth soup; I personally make it with 100% grass-fed soup bones from REP Provisions (they pride themselves on being ‘better than organic,’ learn more or order yours here). 





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About Nick Meyer

Nick Meyer is a journalist who's been published in the Detroit Free Press, Dallas Morning News and several other outlets. He founded AltHealthWORKS in 2012 to showcase extraordinary stories of healing and the power of organic living, stories the mainstream media always seemed to miss. Check out Nick's Amazon best-seller 'Dirt Cheap Organic: 101 Tips For Going Organic on a Budget' by clicking here, as well as its sequel Dirt Cheap Weight Loss.