How common are genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) in food?

May 23, 2009

According to the USDA, in 2007, 91% of soy, 87% of cotton, and 73% of corn grown in the U.S. were GMO. Starting in 2008, virtually all of the U.S. sugar beet crop is GMO, and it is estimated that over 75% of canola grown is GMO. There are also commercially produced GM varieties of squash and Hawaiian Papaya. As a result, it is estimated that GMOs are now present in more than 80% of packaged products in the average U.S. or Canadian grocery store.

See also: 50 Harmful Effects of Genetically Modified Food

http://www.nongmoproject.org/about/gmo-faqs/

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