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List of ingredients that have become nonvegetarian after being genetically engineered. for a vegetarian, which foods do I have to buy gmo-free? i can not eat foods that have genes from animals inserted in them. thank you

Submitted by: Tara Al-Hashimy


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Expert response from Connie Diekman

MEd, RD, LD, FADA

Thursday, 07/12/2018 15:53

The good news is that no genetically modified food has animal genes in it.

There are currently only 10 crops that are developed with GM technology, they are - alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, squash and sugar beets. Alfalfa and feed corn are often fed to animals but all studies of dairy, eggs and milk from these animals has never found any indication of the GM feed, in other words, the animal digests that crop in the same manner as any other crop. 

Community Manager Comment: The GM salmon was recently approved by the FDA and is the first GMO food animal to be approved and is commercially available only in Canada. Read more about this first GMO animal, why and how it was created here.

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