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are oats GMOs

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Friday, 22/05/2015 12:34

Oats are not currently available as GM varieties. There are currently eight crops from GM seeds that are commercially available in the United States: corn (field and sweet), soybeans, cotton, canola, alfalfa, sugar beets, papaya and squash. It is also worth noting that no commercially available crops in the United States were created by nature alone. Humans, over our history, have altered all of our crops, often for taste or yield or disease resistance. You can read more about that here, and more information about the history of crop modification is available in our Explore the Basics section. The USDA just recently approved the commercial planting of genetically engineered nonbrowning Arctic apple and lower-acrylamide forming Simplot potato, but they won’t appear on the market for some time.