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The Truth About GMOs

Genetically modified foods are likely in your family’s diet. Learn about the potential harms of controversial GM foods and how you can identify GMOs—and avoid them—in the supermarket.

Grocery store shelves are full of products containing GMOs, from cereal and cookies to milk, cheese and veggie burgers.
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In the United States, 70 percent or more of the processed foods in the supermarket directly or indirectly contain genetically modified (GM) ingredients.
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Most commercial cereals are made with GM corn or soy ingredients.
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“U.S. agencies treat GE foods no differently than other foods—requiring neither mandatory safety testing nor labeling.” — Ronnie Cummins
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Nearly all U.S. corn is GM.
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Your best bet for avoiding GM foods is to know which ingredients are likely GM and reading labels closely. Nearly all U.S. corn and soy is GM, while pasta, rice and beans are not.
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