How do you detect GMO foods in the Supermarket
Submitted by: Suthida
Expert response from Connie Diekman
MEd, RD, LD, FADA
Friday, 08/05/2015 13:57
Currently there are only eight GM crops commercially available in the U.S. – corn, soybeans, alfalfa, canola, papaya, yellow squash, cotton and sugar beets; alfalfa is not for human consumption, but used as animal feed. When we look at the other crops, the scientific evidence shows not only are food products from GM crops safe, but they are also nutritionally equivalent to non-GM foods. Since the nutritional makeup of the food is the same as the traditional food, the FDA does not require labeling of GMO foods. Currently food companies can voluntarily label foods as non-GMO, and the FDA provides guidance on how food companies must do this.