What kinds of food are genetically engineered?
There are currently six major foods sold in the U.S. that are typically genetically engineered. These are listed below with the percent that are GE:
Sugar beets 95%
Cotton (Cottonseed oil) 78%
Because most of these are used widely, about two-thirds of processed food contains a GE ingredient. Conversely, the vast majority of raw fruits and vegetables are not GE. Organic foods, by definition, can’t be GE.
Does genetic engineering improve the nutritional quality of foods?
No. There are no GE foods on the market in which nutritional quality is enhanced beyond a non-GE food counterpart.
So why don’t we eat real foods?
GE foods make for more profits in pesticides, yields, and lower costs(?) at the expense of the animal or human eating them.
Unfortunately these GE foods create ulcers, disease and even death in humans.
So why don’t we eat real, unmodified foods? We look at the cost at the store of processed foods and expect our insurance to pay all of the medical bills it creates with disease and death.