- Soy. Up to 90% of soybeans in the market have been genetically modified to be naturally resistant to an herbicide called, Round Up. This increased resistance to the herbicide allows farmers to use more Round Up to kill weeds.
- Corn. Half of the US farms growing corn to sell to the conglomerate, Monsanto, are growing GMO corn. Most of this corn is going to be used for human consumption.
- Canola oil. Canola oil is derived from rapeseed oil. It is considered one of the most chemically altered oils sold in the US.
- Cotton. Even cotton has been genetically modified to increase yield and resistance to disease. Most concern relates to the cotton oil. Cotton originating from India, and China, in particular, is considered higher risk for personal health.
- Corn. Almost 85 perecent of corn grown in the U.S. is genetically modified. Even Whole Foods's brand of corn flakes was found to contain genetically modified corn.
- Soy. Soy is the most heavily genetically modified food in the country. The largest U.S. producer of hybrid seeds for agriculture, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, created a genetically engineered soybean, which was approved in 2010.
- Yellow Crookneck Squash and Zucchini. Numbers of this GMO veggie are relatively small, but genetically modified yellow squash and zucchini can be found in two different species in the U.S. The species contain protein genes that protect against viruses.
- Alfalfa. Cultivation of genetically engineered alfalfa was approved in 2011, and consists of a gene that makes it resistant to the herbicide Roundup, allowing farmers to spray the chemical without damaging the alfalfa.
- Cotton Seeds. Almost half of cottons grown in the world have beengenetically modifiedto resist pests and pesticides. GMO BT cotton has had devastating results in Indian agriculture causing suicide of 250,000 Indian farmersin the last decade.
- Jatropha. The seeds of Jatropha plant are like palm oil and can be used as biofuel. The extracted oil from the Jatropha seeds is a high source of protein and can be used for feeding livestock.
- Rice. Both Golden rice and flood resistant rice have now been genetically modifiedto contain high levels ofvitamin A. However Daily China reported about the serious environmental and health issues such as increase in allergiesare related to GMO rice.
- Soy: More than 90 percent of soybeansgrown in the United States are genetically modified. GMO Soycompounds can block normal estrogen; disrupt endocrine function, cause infertility, and increase the chances of allergies and breast cancer.
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- Rice. The Golden rice is one of the oldest GM crops in the world and the last one on our list of 10 examples of genetically modified foods with full explanations.
- Milk. While milk can’t be directly genetically modified, cows producing it can. Even before Dolly the sheep, genetically modifying animals was causing huge controversies.
- Soybeans. According to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA), genetically modified soybeans are planted on 90.7 million hectares worldwide, which represents 82 percent of all soybean cultivation areas.
- Tomato. The first genetically modified tomato was called Flavr Savr (Flavor Savior). It offered much longer shelf life than the original tomato. The company that produced it went bankrupt just a few years later and was purchased by, you guessed it, Monsanto.
Sep 28, 2020 · Many GMO crops are used to make ingredients that Americans eat such as cornstarch, corn syrup, corn oil, soybean oil, canola oil, or granulated sugar. A few fresh fruits and vegetables are...
Aug 17, 2009 · Canola oil, also known as rapeseed oil, is one of the most heavily used genetically modified crops. In Western Canada, 80 percent of canola crops are transgenic. In this case, rapeseed is modified to be more resistant to certain herbicides. This results in easier weed control, lower pesticide use and larger crops.
- Corn. Genetically modified corn turns up in many different products in the U.S. — and corn on the cob is the least of it. This crop is used to produce many different ingredients used in processed foods and drinks, including high-fructose corn syrup and corn starch.
- Soybeans. The second largest U.S. crop after corn, GM soy is used primarily in animal feed and in soybean oil—which is widely used for processed foods and in restaurant chains.
- Cotton. Much of GM cotton is turned into cottonseed oil, which is used for frying in restaurants and in packaged foods like potato chips, oily spreads like margarine, even things like cans of smoked oysters.
- Potatoes. A new kid on the block, the very recently approved GM crop is resistant to bruising and may produce less of a cancer-causing chemical, called acrylamide, when exposed to high heat.
Dec 19, 2012 · Some of the foods that are available in the market include cotton, soybean, canola, potatoes, eggplant, strawberries, corn, tomatoes, lettuce, cantaloupe, carrots etc. GM products which are currently in the pipeline include medicines and vaccines, foods and food ingredients, feeds and fibres.
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Genetically modified crops also provide a number of other benefits. 1. Drought Resistance. Some crops are modified to be highly resistant to drought. This means that people in high-drought areas, such as Africa, can grow more food, experience less crop failure, irrigate less water, and have higher crop yields. 2.