20 genetically modified foods on your desk

1 18. 07. 2022

If the need to stop GMO production is not enough urgent for you, this article should lead you to think. Here are some examples of how the genetically modified products are constantly and bizarre. Certain information about their development already (hopefully) you have, others will be a surprise for you. We are now at a crossroads where we can still stop this dangerous and perverse manipulation of the basic fabric of life, the sacred code of nature. Unless we do, this manipulation will deeply affect the lives of each of us.

We want to point out that the fight against genetically modified organisms and the rescue of organic products is not just a battle arising from what we already know and what is terribly terrible.

It is a struggle against the future development of genetic engineering and against its horrific and insane speeches. Only today I have read from various sources that 35 fish species (except salmon) are to be genetically modified in different ways. You may ask yourself, after reading the following lines, what are you going to do next?

Hopefully this will not happen. We must stop it now if we and the next generation are not to be genetically engineered to stop the onslaught of the ghastlyness that goes into the food chain and our environment. If you have not been prepared for this yet, after reading this article, you may be willing to oppose GMO development and help push 11 into simple steps to stop GMO or connect to Movement for Stopping GMOs. So now put the genetically modified corn dish away, pinch, pinch your ears and clean your glasses. Here is the list of 20 genetically modified products that are already in place or soon arrive at your supermarket counters.

Good luck in trying to distinguish these frankenstein foods from real, natural foods, to flood supermarkets.

The so-called "frankestein food"That are genetically engineered to withstand the heavy onslaught of toxic chemicals, resist infections and contain more nutrients, quickly emerge in supermarkets. Genetically modified corn and soy can already be found in many processed foods, and genetically modified zucchini, corn cob and papaya are also produced. In addition to products that have already been approved for human consumption, many others are being prepared - which will probably not be referred to as GMOs. Among the following 20 foods are some that are already available (whether we like it or not) and others that are still in development, such as cows producing human breast milk.


If you regularly eat processed foods such as tortilla chips, cereals, or granola sticks, it is possible that you consume genetically modified maize. The Food Safety Center estimates, that more than 70 percent of processed foods in US stores contain genetically modified maize or soy. Corn is modified to contain proteins killing insects that eat it, so the insects effectively create their own pesticide.


Rice is often modified, to be resistant to herbicides and pests, to increase the size of rice grain and to provide rice with nutrients that it normally does not contain. There are different types of genetically modified rice such as Bayer herbicide-resistant rice "Liberty-Link", "golden rice" supplemented with Vitamin A and bizarre rice "Express Tec" by Ventria Bioscience, which has been modified to contain human proteins found in breast milk. The latter is used throughout the world as a baby food.


Tomatoes belong to the first genetically modified products. It has been modified to contain unnaturally many antioxidants, has an intense flavor, and it stayed longer fresh. Currently, genetically modified tomatoes are not on sale, but scientists are abundantly used to research genes naturally found in these plants.


Soy beans are the most common genetically modified food. Since 1996, scientists have developed a variety of soy beans that are resistant to pests and herbicides. You will find them where you would not expect them, for example in chocolate bars. A new type of soybeans with a high solids content was approved in 2010 by the US Department of Agriculture; chemical companies DuPont a Monsanto is working on its own versions of these biotechnical beans.


We do not consider cotton as a food, and technically it is not a food - we still consume it. Cotton is not classified as a food crop, so farmers can use any chemicals in their cultivation. This means that cotton seed oil, which is found for example in mayonnaise and salad dressings, it can be full of pesticides. Together with soy, corn and canola is cotton, grown for oil, the most common genetically modified crop.


Canola, a rapeseed seed cultivar, produces one of the most consumed edible oils and is one of the best-selling crops in America. You may know that canola is an acronym for "Canadian low-acid oil" and is derived from various types of oilseed rape, developed in the 70s. 80 percent of the canola produced in the United States is genetically modified, and a 2010 study in North Dakota found that the plant's modified genes spreads to 80 percent wild growing rapeseed oil.

Sugar beet

Although the environmental impact assessment has not yet been completed, the US Department of Agriculture announced, that farmers can already grow sugar beet that has been modified to be herbicide-resistant Roundup Ready by Monsanto. This decision was issued in spite of the 2010 court order prohibiting the cultivation of this beet until the study was completed. From sugar beet, about half of the sugar is obtained in the United States.


Salmon can become the first genetically modified animal to be approved for human consumption. The Food and Drug Administration has decidedthat genetically modified salmon, which grows twice as fast as its unmodified counterpart, is harmless to both consumption and the environment.

"There is a possibility that this fish will sooner or later get into the oceans," said Discovery News Brian Ellis, a plant biotechnologist at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. "I think that if we continue in this direction, we should be ready for unprecedented consequences."


Sugar cane from which the second half of US sugar is obtained should be obtained in a genetically modified form to our tables soon. The Brazilian State Agricultural Research Institute has been working intensively on the development of drought-resistant sugar cane yielding higher yields. It may be approved for commercial use within five years. Australia is also working on development of your own version.


After the Ringspot virus destroyed almost all Hawaiian papaya, a new species has been developed that is resistant to this disease. Today, it represents the majority of papaya grown in the United States.

"Papaya is unique in the sense that its cultivation in Hawaii is dependent on biotechnology," says Kevin Richards, which is in charge of regulatory measures in the American Farm Committee. "There is a highly isolated agro-ecosystem in Hawaii that is very prone to similar diseases."


The first genetically modified food approved for cultivation in Europe is Potatoes Amflora, which are already grown in Sweden. These high-starch potatoes are intended to serve paper, adhesives and other products rather than food, but this does not mean that they will eventually not be part of the food chain. Farmers in the immediate vicinity are worried about their rabbits, wild animals, and especially bees.


Can genetically modified crops somehow be related to mysterious diseases, which destroy billions of bees? Some researchers believe they did. One German zoologist has found that the genes used in the modification of rapeseed seeds are they transmit to bacteria living in bees. Genetically modified organisms are considered as one of the possible causes of colony collapse syndrome. And if these genes cause changes in bees, it is likely to change the honey that bees produce.


After banana plants in Uganda have been affected by bacterial contamination, scientists developed a genetically modified variant, which is designed to reduce the amount of 500 million dollars a year. The ban on cultivation of genetically modified crops has been abolished so that the genetically modified variant of Ugandan basic food gets green. Sweet pepper genes have been delivered to bananas that have become resistant to bacteria. Cultivated bananas are not genetically nearly different, so advocates of this procedure therefore claim that the introduction of genetically modified fruit will benefit bananas altogether.

Source: ac24.cz

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