Qis organic badia chia seeds non gmo

is organic badia chia seeds non gmo

AExpert Answer

There are currently only nine GMO crops that are commercially available. The badia chia seed is not a GM crop.
 

WHAT CROPS ARE GENETICALLY MODIFIED?


While nearly all foods today have been genetically modified or altered in some way over thousands of years through selective breeding, there are only nine commercially available GMO crops in the U.S: soybeans, corn (field and sweet), canola, cotton, alfalfa, sugar beets, summer squash, papaya and potatoes. GMO apples have also been approved to be grown and will be coming to market soon.


The chart below explains why each of the nine GMO crops – which are commercially available today – are genetically modified:

 

 

 


Below is a table outlining what year the nine crops became commercially available:

 

Squash 1995

Cotton 1996

Soybean 1995

Corn 1996

Papaya 1997

Alfalfa 2006

Sugar beets 2006

Canola 1999

Potato 2016
 

These nine are the only GMO crops that are commercially available, but it is also important to note that many of these crops are ingredients in other types of food you may find in your local grocery store.


Further, we encourage you to read below on what a GMO is exactly.


When people refer to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), they are referring to precision plant breeding using genetic engineering. It allows plant breeders to take a desirable trait (like resistance to drought, insects, weeds, and disease) from one plant or organism and transfer it to the plant they want to improve, as well as make a change to an existing trait in a plant they are developing. You may have also heard of agricultural biotechnology or biotech seeds. These are terms that may be used to refer to the same thing – a genetically modified organism (GMO).


GMOs are created to achieve a desired trait, such as resistance to an insect or improvement to the ripening process, in order to better meet a customer’s needs.

Posted below is a five minute video that offers a great visual illustration on how GMOs are made: 

 

 

 

 

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