March 12, 2014

EWG Creates Shopper’s Guide To Avoiding GE Foods

More than 75 percent of food in supermarkets is genetically engineered or contains GE ingredients, according to some estimates. So how do you tell what is natural and what has been manufactured? The Environmental Working Group recently released its Shopper’s Guide to Avoiding GE Foods. The guide highlights the four most common GE foods and ingredients — soybeans, sugar, vegetable oils, and varieties of field corn. Some 93 percent of soybeans and 90 percent of corn grown in the U.S. have been genetically engineered. Sugar beets account for 55 percent ofU.S.grown sugar, and 95 percent of the crop is genetically […]