A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans.
GMO Foods List: Top 10 Worst FoodsCorn. One of the most prominent GMO foods, avoiding corn is a no-brainer. ... Soy. Found in tofu, vegetarian products, soybean oil, soy flour, and numerous other products, soy is also modified to resist herbicides. ... Sugar. ... Aspartame. ... Papayas. ... Canola. ... Cotton. ... Dairy.More items...
1) Corn. Almost 85 perecent of corn grown in the U.S. is genetically modified. ... 2) Soy. Soy is the most heavily genetically modified food in the country. ... 3) Yellow Crookneck Squash and Zucchini. ... 4) Alfalfa. ... 5) Canola. ... 6) Sugar Beets. ... 7) Milk. ... Looking Forward: Do GMO Apples Give Us A Glimpse Of The Future?
Yes, we have no GMO bananas. For now. DES MOINES — A plan to have Iowa State University students eat genetically modified bananas has been delayed, apparently because of issues in shipping the fruit.Jan 13, 2015
A genetically modified organism, or GMO, is an organism that has had its DNA altered or modified in some way through genetic engineering. In most cases, GMOs have been altered with DNA from another organism, be it a bacterium, plant, virus or animal; these organisms are sometimes referred to as "transgenic" organisms.Jan 11, 2016
Allergens in GMO vs. non-GMO foods. ... However, there is no evidence that GMOs are any more or less allergenic than their non-modified counterparts. Ninety percent of food allergies are caused by the common allergens in peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, and fish.Aug 10, 2015