What is the most common type of genetically modified crop?



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    Healthy Child Healthy World provides a list of some of the most commonly genetically modified food crops. Here are a few of them:

    1. Corn: It is the number one most common genetically modified food crop. They type of seeds used are usually Bt and Roundup Ready corn.
    2. Soy: It comes in at second place. Consider that almost sixty percent of processed foods contain soy ingredients and that 82% of edible fats and oils are soy-based in the US.
    3. Potato: the only genetically modified potato is of the Burbank Russet variety. 

    You should check out the rest of the list, it’s quite and has some alarming facts. It doesn’t surprise me at all that the U.S. is a world leader in the production of genetically modified crops. Other major producers are Argentina (known for their biotech soybeans) and Canada (their biotech crop is canola). A statistic from 2003 reports that out of the entire global land area for biotechnology food crops, the U.S. came in first with 63%. Argentina accounted for 34.4% and Canada at 10.9%.

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