How many different foods are genetically modified?



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    There are a lot of foods that are genetically modified that aren’t labelled, so,it’s really hard to estimate the overall food products, but, according to the insitute for responsible technology,
    Currently Commercialized GM Crops in the U.S.:
    (Number in parentheses represents the estimated percent that is genetically modified.)

    Soy (91%)
    Cotton (88%)
    Canola (80-85%)
    Corn (85%)
    Hawaiian papaya (more than 50%)
    Alfalfa, zucchini and yellow squash (small amount)
    Tobacco (Quest® brand)

    Other Sources of GMOs:

    Dairy products from cows injected with rbGH.
    Food additives, enzymes, flavorings, and processing agents, including the sweetener aspartame (NutraSweet®) and rennet used to make hard cheeses
    Meat, eggs, and dairy products from animals that have eaten GM feed
    Honey and bee pollen that may have GM sources of pollen
    Contamination or pollination caused by GM seeds or pollen
    Some of the Ingredients That May Be Genetically Modified:

    Vegetable oil, vegetable fat and margarines (made with soy, corn, cottonseed, and/or canola)

    Ingredients derived from soybeans: Soy flour, soy protein, soy isolates, soy isoflavones, soy lecithin, vegetable proteins, textured vegetable protein (TVP), tofu, tamari, tempeh, and soy protein supplements.

    Ingredients derived from corn: Corn flour, corn gluten, corn masa, corn starch, corn syrup, cornmeal, and High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).

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