View Full Version : Do You Know How Many Genetically Modified Foods You're Eating? 8 to Pay Attention To

04-29-11, 11:43 AM
By Lisa Gosselin, Editorial Director, EatingWell Magazine

Do you have any idea how much of what you eat each day has been made from genetically modified organisms? Though I try to eat organic, like most Americans I’ve been consuming genetically engineered (GE) or genetically modified (GMO) foods for the past 15 years.

It’s hard not to: 70 percent of our corn farmland and 93 percent of soy farmland are planted with crops genetically engineered to resist pests and herbicides and increase crop yields. And in the next few years new science may provide genetically modified apples that don’t turn brown, rice that helps build up vitamin A, even an “Enviropig” which produces less phosphorus in its manure. Find out more about the latest news on these and more common genetically modified foods including tomatoes, canola and sugar beets.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eatingwell/gmo-foods_b_849638.html#s264766&title=Genetically_Modified_Food