There are six GMO crops in the U.S. food supply: soy, corn, canola, sugar (from sugar beets), cotton (for seed oil), Hawaiian papaya, and a small amount of zucchini and yellow crookneck squash.
They’re easy to avoid in their natural, whole form but derivative ingredients are hidden in processed foods (see hidden Ingredients.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved hundreds of additional experimental trial permits for GMO apples, pears, wheat, potatoes, barley, safflower and many more crops.
Despite industry claims, there is not a single commercial GMO crop with increased yield, drought-tolerance, salt-tolerance, or enhanced nutrition. They have not reduced world hunger or pesticide use — the science shows they are part of the problem.
Some crops have been engineered experimentally with human genes to produce industrial or pharmaceutical products, such as anticoagulants and blood-clotting agents, digestive enzymes, blood plasma proteins, growth hormones, AIDS and Hepatitis B vaccines, a spermicide, an abortion-inducing chemical, lubricants, detergents, insecticidal compounds, plastics, latex, an industrial adhesive, resins, liquid crystals and polymer fibers.
Experimental GMO trials
Visit this website to see all the experimental GMO trials using apples, pears, wheat, corn, barley, safflower, potatoes and other crops in Washington.
Click "Search biotechnology data." Then click "Search USDA Releases and Notifications." Click "location," then choose "Washington," and submit the request.