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  2. Golden rice, a second generation genetically-modified food, has the potential to improve nutrient deficiencies and improve the health populations in developing countries. Golden rice is a genetically modified food that incorporates vitamin A, a highly deficient and essential vitamin in poor communities in the developing world.

  3. these include reduced production costs, making foods cheaper; improved availability as fruits maintain freshness in seasons when they would not be normally available; fewer chemicals in plants because of their improved pest resistance and thus also less stress on the environment due to lower need for toxic pesticides; reduced allergens in certain …

  4. zinc-biofortification of wheat, rice, beans, sweet potato and maize; provitamin A carotenoid-biofortification of bananas, sweet potato, maize and cassava; and amino acid and protein -biofortification of sorghum and cassava. A biofortified crop that has been approved by the FDA but is not yet on supermarket shelves is the Pink Pineapple .

  5. Apr 20, 2022 · GMO foods could help maintain supplies in the face of changing environmental conditions and a growing population. Pros Genetically modifying some foods could make them: easier to store and...

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    • Corn. GMO corn is the king of GMO food with more than 33 genetically engineered varieties taking up 80%-90% of all corn farmland in the US. GMO corn derivatives are a staple in non-organic processed food ranging from the notoriously unhealthy HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) to Ascorbic Acid (synthetic Vitamin C), corn starch, and much more.
    • Soybeans. GMO Soybeans are another heavyweight GMO food. If Genetically Engineered corn is the king of GMOs, then GMO Soybean is the queen! Hard to believe, but there are at least 20 approved GMO soybean varieties.
    • Rapeseed/Canola. Rapeseed and Canola are closely related. Canola plant was derived from the Rapeseed plant. The two plants share about 10 genetically engineered varieties.
    • Potato. There are at least 9 approved varieties of GMO potatoes in the US. Potato is a major staple in the Western diet a source of energy through carbohydrates.
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