List of genetically modified products:
According to some estimates, about 30,000 different products on grocery stores are “changed.” This is largely due to the fact that most foods contain soy. Half of the soybean crop in North America is genetically engineered!
Vitamins – vitamin C (ascorbic acid) are most often obtained from grain, vitamin E is usually made from soy. Vitamins A, B2, B6, and B12 can be obtained from GMOs as well as vitamin D, vitamin K can be obtained from GM-grains such as starch, glucose.
Peas – genetically modified peas gave rise to many unanswered questions about mice, it is believed that it can lead to the emergence of allergies in humans. In the peas, a genome was inserted from the kidney beans, which promotes the formation of a protein acting as a pesticide.
Potatoes – (Atlantic, Russet Burbank, Russet Norkatah, and Shepody). It can be contained in snacks, potato products.
Corn – resistant to certain pesticides (corn oil, flour, sugar or syrup). It can be in snacks, baked and fried foods, confectionery products, specialty products, soft drinks.
Canola – (rapeseed oil) can be contained in products from vegetable oil, baked and fried foods, snacks.
Flax – more and more food products contain a basis of linen because of their excellent nutritional qualities. Genetically modified flax is not currently grown. Herbicide-resistant genetically modified flax was bred in 2001, but was soon removed from the market, because European importers refused to buy it.
Honey – honey can be produced from GM crops. Canadian honey is taken from bees collecting nectar from canola. This contributed to the ban on the importation of Canadian honey to Europe.
Dairy products – approximately 22 percent of cows in the US are derived using recombinant (genetically modified) bovine growth hormone (rbGH).
According to the estimates of consumer organizations, 52 product names containing more than 5 percent of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), but not labeled, are now on the Russian market. In total, more than 120 names (brands) of genetically modified products are registered in Russia, according to the data of voluntary registration and a special register of products imported from abroad.
Of genetically modified products, soybean is the most widely spread in Russia. It is often added to sausage, sausages, sour cream, milk, other dairy products, sweets, confectionery, infant formulas and even bread. Any soy contains phytoestrogen (a female sex hormone of plant origin), which negatively affects the reproductive function and the human brain. Even an ordinary soy adult person is not recommended to eat more than 30 grams a day, and children and it is not recommended at all.
Of other genetically modified products, tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, carrots and eggplants are also on the market. As a rule, they are distinguished by an ideal presentation, the ability to store for a long time and a strange taste; for example, hm-strawberry is not as sweet as natural. GM-potatoes, on the other hand, can not be stored for a long time and after 3 to 4 months of storage rot. Therefore, it is used in the production of chips and starch, which is added to many products.
There are also such genetically modified foods as zucchini and squash. There is an ug-sugar beet and sugar made from it. There are also imported gm-onions (onion, shallots, leeks) and imported gm-rice.
Many varieties of dried fruits, including raisins and dates, can be covered with soybean oil. Give preference to dried fruits, which do not contain the presence of vegetable oil.
Honey may contain gm-oil rape. If the label says “imported honey” or “production of several countries”, then it is better not to buy honey.