Food Discussion : What are GMO's: 16 genetically modified foods that are critical to the US food supply

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What are GMO's: 16 genetically modified foods that are critical to the US food supply


"Genetically modified" (GM) can technically refer to the majority of fruits and vegetables found in supermarkets today.

Humans have been genetically modifying plants since we first started domesticating and breeding them to look and taste the way we wanted them to. By combining plants with desirable traits, we have altered their DNA over millennia in a so-called "natural" fashion ...




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GM crops are on the rise, partly due to the fact that they work. Farmers grew genetically modified (GM) crops on more than 73 million hectares of land across the US in 2014.



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The Year the Food Industry Gave in to Anti-GMO Fear Mongering

Americans really don’t understand what GMOs are, but the food industry is giving into their fears anyway.


... Chipotle’s rationale was clearly based not on any scientific validity that GMOs are somehow harmful, but rather on the public’s perception and fear that they are. Their website lists three reasons why they are removing GMOs from their food, including, “Scientists are still studying the long term implication of GMOs” ...


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...ustry-gave-in-to-anti-gmo-fear-mongering.html


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What Are GMOs? Here’s What You Need to Know About Genetically Modified Organisms


... On Thursday, a Senate committee will vote on a bill that would allow states to forego adding labels to genetically modified foods, according to the Associated Press. The bill was drafted by Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas, in order to block a Vermont law that will require labeling genetically modified foods. The legislation will create "voluntary labels" for companies who can opt out of using them or not ...


http://news.yahoo.com/gmos-know-genetically-modified-organisms-212700700.html



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