Introduction:Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are starting to dominate our agricultural landscape. Some argue that they already do. While the driving force behind GMO may have been good will, the far-reaching impact may do more harm than good.
Rather than point out the good v. bad of GMO, I am simply going to list the most common GM crops. I urge you to do your own research and reach your own conclusions - eat or not eat?
Soy is among the most widely used GM crops. Some of the soy products are obvious - soy milk, tofu, and soybean oil, for example - while others - soy lecithin and hydrolyzed soy protein - are a lot less visible unless you read the labels.
Like soy, corn has been genetically modified to be "Round-Up Ready." Round-Up is the herbicide that is used to kill everything green - except those crops that are Round-Up Ready. Monsanto produces both the Round-Up and the Round-Up Ready seeds.
Corn is used to make everything from ethanol to high-fructose corn syrup.
Canola and rapeseed are essentially the same thing, though canola is technically the product of rapeseed. The name, canola, was derived from the term 'Canadian Oil, Low Acid' to distinguish it from other rapeseed oil.
While cotton isn't on the top of the list as a food, the use of cottonseed oil is fairly widespread. It is most commonly found in chips and other snack foods.
This is a recent addition to the 'approved' list of GM crops. While it is not yet seen as a GM product, it will have a major impact on the organic food industry.
Wow, I never knew any of this! Thanks for the info!
I have also written here about the genetically modified organisms since I believe so many people are totally unaware. Great list and encouragement for people to research. Well done!
Thanks for the informative list.
I had no idea about this. Thanks for the list!
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