August 3, 2015

8 is great when it comes to GMO


Maybe you've wondered what foods are really GMO? Or thought, is this seedless watermelon GMO?

The fact is, there are only eight crops that are available in GM varieties in the U.S. They are Alfalfa, Canola, Corn (field and sweet), Cotton,  Rainbow Papaya, Soybeans, Sugar Beets and Summer Squash.

Field and sweet corn are both available as GM varieties. As Gary Truitt from Hoosier Ag Today explains in this article, more than 80 percent of the corn grown in the U.S. is GM corn. These varieties were created with insect resistance traits that help farmers more easily manage pests, like the corn borer or corn rootworm, and protect their harvest. has a commodity series on each commodity with GM varieties. The corn series shares where and when corn is grown in the U.S., uses for corn and more GM facts. This site is a great source of information when it comes to your questions on GM crops and foods!

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