Genetically Modified Foods

The Economic Times  Jul 31  Comment 
There are hard scientific facts in favour of GM foods. Yet, activists still take the old alarmist stance.
New York Times  Apr 23  Comment 
In the decades since the first genetically modified foods reached the market, no adverse health effects among consumers have been found.
New York Times  Jun 30  Comment 
The world’s top scientists say opponents of genetically modified foods are standing in the way of nutrition for people around the world.
The Australian  Mar 10  Comment 
Bayer’s innovation chief says Europeans have been poorly educated about genetically modified foods.
New York Times  Nov 20  Comment 
The Food and Drug Administration said that the salmon would not have to be labeled as genetically engineered, consistent with its broader stance on widely eaten genetically modified foods.
Forbes  Nov 19  Comment 
Although Prince Charles is normally credited with coining the term “Frankenfish” in a 1998 speech on his concerns about genetically modified foods, it was actually English professor Paul Lewis of Boston University who came up with it, in a...
GenEng News  May 11  Comment 
For years, supporters and opponents of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) have debated questions ranging from the safety of engineered crops, to their effects on animals, plants, and the broader environment. But in attributing the stance of...
MarketWatch  Apr 28  Comment 
Animals show adverse effects from genetically modified foods, and consumers should take that as a warning, primatologist Jane Goodall said Tuesday
Forbes  Jan 29  Comment 
New research out today finds huge gaps between public opinion and scientific consensus on a variety of topics from climate change and evolution to the safety of genetically modified foods and animal research.
The Australian  Jul 24  Comment 
A NEW survey tips a significant pick-up in the consumption of genetically modified foods in the next two years.


Genetically modified foods have been altered in some way, usually for the purpose of increasing yield or efficiency. This is common in agricultural crops, especially in corn, grains, and various fruits and vegetables. Common reasons for genetic modification include improving flavor, increasing resistance to insects, and increasing the yield. Though agricultural crops are the most commonly modified foods, animal products are sometimes altered as well. For example, synthetic growth hormones are used to make beef cows bigger, yielding more meat, and to increase the amount of milk that dairy cows can produce. Some of these practices are criticized by various groups as being unsafe or unnatural. Despite this, an estimated 75% of all foods purchased in America contain at least some genetically modified ingredients.

Companies involved in genetically modified foods

  • DuPont (DD) and Dow Chemical Company (DOW) are large chemical companies that manufacture genetically modified seeds and other tools agricultural technologies used to increase crop yield.
  • Monsanto Company (MON) and Syngenta AG (SYT) also produce specially engineered seeds to increase crop yields. In addition, Monsanto makes the only synthetic rBST (recombinant bovine somatotropin), a hormone used to increase dairy cows' production of milk.
  • Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) is a large distributor of agricultural products, including corn and grains. While the exact percentage is unknown, ADM does distribute, process, and sell some genetically modified products.lklk

and of course these companies are do not include GMO on the title.

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