Genetically Modified Foods

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.
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 17  Comment 
Intelligence Bureau report will aid foreign takeover of Indian seeds sector
Red Orbit  Feb 27  Comment 
Brett Smith for - Your Universe Online New research has found that people who experience anxiety around performing mathematical equations are less likely to understand information on genetically-modified foods and other...
New York Times  Nov 6  Comment 
A measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods is rejected in Washington State.     
The Globe and Mail  Nov 3  Comment 
Propaganda used to turn people against genetically modified foods and hydraulic fracturing has no scientific basis
New York Times  Nov 1  Comment 
A longtime risk communicator says industry should drop its fierce opposition to GMO labels.     
BusinessWeek  Oct 30  Comment 
Farmers in Brazil embrace genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to cut costs, while Mexicans fear any threat to local varieties in the land where corn originated


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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