Expert response from Alan McHughen
CE Biotechnology Specialist and Geneticist
Tuesday, 07/30/2013 21:02
Actually, only a few products in the produce aisle are GMOs―some sweet corn, some summer squash and some papayas.
There is currently a total of eight GM crops commercially available in the United States: corn, soybeans, cotton, canola, alfalfa, sugar beets, papaya and summer squash.
Processed foods like sugar or vegetable oil may carry ingredients from GM crops, but the modified features of the crop are not present in the food and do not change the safety or nutritional values of the food.
How GMOs are Researched, Developed and Tested
Learn how plant biotechnology works through the scientists who research, develop and test GMO crops at Dupont.