Genetically Modified plants were brought in American food supply in 1996 and today, 70 percent of processed foods sold in supermarkets contain genetically engineered ingredients and none of them is labeled as such. About 85 percent of America's corn, 88 percent of its cotton, and 91 percent of its soybeans are now genetically modified. GM crops may require noxious chemical herbicides, which endanger local wildlife, waterways, and farm workers. If the DNA of GM crop cross-pollinates with non-GMO plants, then it can results in forever altering of their DNA and poses a particular danger to organic varieties. There is no way to guarantee that food does not contain GE ingredients as no food is labeled. Despite the criticism to GE foods, a number of applications to create new GE products are still awaiting approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We are just beginning to recognize the environmental and health implications of GE foods. There is still a long way to go.
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