by Nancy Mehlert, MS
Here are the most common Genetically Modified foods. Avoid them by purchasing organic and/or certified Non-GMO.
Corn – 90% of the American corn crop is genetically modified from which most corn flour, high fructose corn syrup, corn starch, masa, corn meal and corn processed foods are made.
Soybeans – 93% of the American soybean crop is genetically modified from which soy proteins, soybean oil, soy milk, soy flour, soy sauce, tofu, or soy lecithin are made.
Sugar – 55% of the sugar produced in America comes from sugar beets, 95% of which are genetically modified. Unless the ingredient label says “pure cane sugar”, chances are significant the “sugar” in an ingredient label is genetically modified.
Vegetable Oils – it is safe to assume that canola oil, vegetable oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil and corn oil are all from genetically engineered crops.
Other foods that may well be genetically modified include Hawaiian papaya, zucchini, and yellow summer squash..
Foods under consideration for genetic modification include salmon, flax, plums, potato, radicchio, rice, tomato and wheat.