|Genetically Modified Foods
|It's virtually impossible to provide a complete list of genetically modified food (GM food) in
the United States because Some estimates say as many as 30,000 different products on
grocery store shelves are "modified." That's largely because many processed foods contain
soy. Half of North America's soy crop is genetically engineered!
• Rapeseed - Resistance to certain pesticides and improved rapeseed cultivars to be
free of erucic acid and Gluconsinolates, which were found in rapeseed meal leftover from
pressing, are toxic and had prevented the use of the meal in animal feed. In Canada, where
"double-zero" rapeseed was developed, the crop was renamed "canola" (Canadian oil) to
differentiate it from non-edible rapeseed.
• Honey - Honey can be produced from GM crops. Some Canadian honey comes from
bees collecting nectar from GM canola plants. This has shut down exports of Canadian honey
• Cotton - Resistant to certain pesticides - considered a food because the oil can be
consumed. The introduction of genetically engineered cotton plants has had an
unexpectedly effect on Chinese agriculture. The so-called Bt cotton plants that produce a
chemical that kills the cotton bollworm have not only reduced the incidence of the pest in
cotton fields, but also in neighboring fields of corn, soybeans, and other crops.
• Rice - Genetically modified to contain high amounts of Vitamin A. Rice containing
human genes is to be grown in the US. Rather than end up on dinner plates, the rice will
make human proteins useful for treating infant diarrhea in the developing world.
• Soybean - Genetically modified to be resistant to herbicides - Soy foods including, soy
beverages, tofu, soy oil, soy flour, and lecithin. Other products may include breads, pastries,
snack foods, baked products, fried products, edible oil products and special purpose foods.
• Sugar cane - Made resistant to certain pesticides. A large percentage of sweeteners
used in processed food actually come from corn, not sugar cane or beets. Genetically
modified sugar cane is regarded so badly by consumers at the present time that it could not
be marketed successfully.
• Tomatoes - Made for a longer shelf life and to prevent a substance that causes
tomatoes to rot and degrade.
• Corn - Resistant to certain pesticides - Corn oil, flour, sugar or syrup. May include
snack foods, baked goods, fried foods, edible oil products, confectionery, special purpose
foods, and soft drinks.
• Sweet corn - genetically modified to produces its own insecticide. Officials from the
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have said that thousands of tons of genetically
engineered sweetcorn have made their way into the human food supply chain, even though
the produce has been approved only for use in animal feed. Recently Monsanto, a
biotechnology food producer, said that about half of the USA's sweetcorn acreage has been
planted with genetically modified seed this year.
• Canola - Canola oil. May include edible oil products, fried foods, and baked products,
• Potatoes - (Atlantic, Russet Burbank, Russet Norkatah, and Shepody) - May include
snack foods, processed potato products and other processed foods containing potatoes.
• Flax - More and more food products contain flax oil and seed because of their
excellent nutritional properties. No genetically modified flax is currently grown. An
herbicide-resistant GM flax was introduced in 2001, but was soon taken off the market
because European importers refused to buy it.
• Papaya - The first virus resistant papayas were commercially grown in Hawaii in 1999.
Transgenic papayas now cover about one thousand hectares, or three quarters of the total
Hawaiian papaya crop. Monsanto, donated technology to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,
Coimbatore, for developing a papaya resistant to the ring-spot virus in India.
• Squash - (yellow crookneck) - Some zucchini and yellow crookneck squash are also GM
but they are not popular with farmers.
• Red-hearted chicory - (radicchio) - Chicory (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum) is popular
in some regions as a salad green, especially in France and Belgium. Scientists developed a
genetically modified line of chicory containing a gene that makes it male sterile, simply
facilitating the production of hybrid cultivars. Today there is no genetically modified chicory
on the market.
• Cotton seed oil- Cottonseed oil and linters. Products may include blended vegetable
oils, fried foods, baked foods, snack foods, edible oil products, and small-goods
• Tobacco -The company Vector has a GMO tobacco being sold under the brand of Quest
cigarettes in the U.S. It is engineered to produce low or no nicotine.
• Meat - Meat and dairy products usually come from animals that have eaten GM feed.
• Peas - Genetically modified (GM) peas created immune responses in mice, suggesting
that they may also create serious allergic reactions in people. The peas had been inserted
with a gene from kidney beans, which creates a protein that acts as a pesticide.
• Vegetable Oil - Most generic vegetable oils and margarines used in restaurants and in
processed foods in North America are made from soy, corn, canola, or cottonseed. Unless
these oils specifically say "Non-GMO" or "Organic," it is probably genetically modified.
• Sugar beets - May include any processed foods containing sugar.
• Dairy Products - About 22 percent of cows in the U.S. are injected with recombinant
(genetically modified) bovine growth hormone (rbGH).
• Vitamins - Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is often made from corn, vitamin E is usually made
from soy. Vitamins A, B2, B6, and B12 may be derived from GMOs as well as vitamin D and
vitamin K may have "carriers" derived from GM corn sources, such as starch, glucose, and
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