The 6 major Genetically Engineered (GE) crops are soy, corn, canola, cotton, sugar beets and alfalfa.
Did you know that GE crops have been linked to: Infertility immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, changes in major organs and gastrointestinal system?Each of the 6 crops has added bacterial genes, allowing plants to survive an otherwise deadly does of weed killer such as Roundup. Farmers use considerably more herbicide on these crops causing higher herbicide residues in our food. The second most popular trail is a built in pesticide found in GE corn and cotton.
An inserted gene from soil bacteria called Bt (Bacillus Thuringiensis) secretes the insect-killing Bt toxin in every cell. The other GE crops are Hawaiian papaya and a small amount of zuchini and yellow crookneck squash which are engineered to resist a plant virus.
Since 1996, GE plants such as soybeans and corn have genes from bacteria and viruses forced into their DNA.
Almost 50 counties – including all of the European Union countries Japan and even China – which contain over 40% of the world’s population label their GE foods.
GE foods are not labeled in the United States.
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