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GMO in our Food and Medicine

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News: Genetic Modification

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Watch this video to learn more about what genetic engineering is.

Soybeans

At least 93% of all soybeans produced in the United States have been genetically modified to improve efficiency and tolerate pesticide applications to get rid of insects that might affect the crop. Soybeans are used in vegetable oil, tofu and found in many processed foods.

Watch this video to learn more about genetically modified foods.

Arctic Apples

Typically apples will brown after being sliced open and exposed to the open air. The Arctic Apple has been genetically modified to be a non-browning apple and was one of the first GMOs marketed to consumers to capitalize on convenience.

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Sugar Beets

Sugar beets are used to make about 50% of our sugar. Around 90% of all sugar beets have been genetically modified to improve weed control and produce a healthier more efficient beet.