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Jan142010

The Dangers of Genetically Modified Sugar Beets

From Organic Consumers Association:

 

Genetically modified foods hit store shelves in the 1990's and now just about any food that isn't certified organic, and contains milk, soy, cotton, canola, corn, squash, or papaya, contains genetically modified ingredients. Non-organic meat, fish and eggs are likely to be from animals raised on genetically engineered feed and could be the product of cloned animals.

 

Genetically engineered sugar beets have been grown commercially in the US since 2008. That year about half of the crop was genetically engineered. The industry projected that about 90 percent of sugar beets would be genetically engineered by 2009. So, with 50% of the sugar supply from sugar beets, most of us have probably already been exposed to genetically engineered sugar.

 

Monsanto wouldn't be able to accomplish this lightning-fast market saturation without the monopolistic power it gained by buying up seed companies. While industrial producers say they like the way the herbicide-resistant crop saves labor, they are wary of the power Monsanto has to restrict their choices and raise prices.

 

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    I could not have imagined about the dangers of genetically modified sugar beets. I have heard of sugar beets before, but have never tried to know the making of these beans. I would give this information to my mother for her knowledge. Engineered sugar is that dangerous, I never know. Please ...
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