What foods are GMO foods?
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- Commercial sale of genetically modified foods began in 1994, when Calgene first marketed its unsuccessful Flavr Savr delayed-ripening tomato. Most food modifications have primarily focused on cash crops in high demand by farmers such as soybean, corn, canola, and cotton.
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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...
Mar 18, 2020 · Other GM crops in the US include alfalfa, canola, cotton, papaya, potatoes, eggplant, squash and sugar beets. A few other GM crops have been approved by the FDA, such as the Arctic Apple, which...
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- 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.
May 30, 2020 · Conventional meat, eggs, and dairy products are often raised on feed that contains GMOs. The best way to avoid these is to switch to eating organically raised beef and chicken, Smith advises, like...
- 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 allergiesrelated 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, increase the chances of allergies and breast cancer.
in the United States, 85% of corn, 91% of soybeans and 88% of cotton are currently genetically engineered. Plus, 75% of processed foods on supermarket shelves contain some genetically engineered (GE) food products. Consumers across the United States are getting anxious about the safety of genetically modified foods.
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- Aspartame. According to the EPA, aspartame is a chemical that causes neurotoxicity. Keep in mind that that’s the United States Environmental Protection Agency – a government agency.
- Corn. The agribusiness cartels have assured us for years of their products safety and the mainstream media have smiled and winked right alongside them.
- Sugar Beets. Of the nearly 130 million metric tons of sugar produced globally every year, sugar beets constitute nearly 35% of that sugar (the remaining amount coming from sugar cane).
- HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) First, HFCS is made from corn, which is likely to be a GMO strain. It then goes through a process that converts corn into cornstarch… which then is converted into corn syrup in a process involving bacterial enzymes and fungus.
- 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.