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"Genetic engineering biotechnology is an unprecedented intimate alliance between bad science and big business, which will spell the end of humanity as we know it, and of the world at large."

ears of corn

from Genetic Engineering - Dream or Nightmare?
by Dr. Mae Wan Ho, a British scientist

In The Store

True Food Network

The Non-GMO Project

The Non-GMO Project's Consumer Information

Mothers For Natural Law - What to Eat, How to Shop

On The Market

Genetically engineered crops allowed in the US food supply

Detailed list provided by the Union of Concerned Scientists

Notes on regulation and product names

  1. All crops listed above required a determination from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) that they were not plant pests under the Federal Plant Pest Act.
  2. Bt crops, in addition to USDA regulation, were approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
  3. Before most of the herbicide-resistant crops could enter the food supply, EPA registered the herbicide for use on the new crop. Sulfonylurea-resistant flax is the exception because the herbicide is not to be sprayed on the crop. Sulfonylurea-resistant flax is to be planted only in soils containing sulfonylurea residues.
  4. Although not required, all products were the subject of voluntary consultations with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about food safety. FDA required labeling of two products —- canola and soybean with altered oils - because the agency considered the oils to be significantly different from nonengineered canola and soy oil. The required labels do not divulge that the oils were obtained from genetically engineered crops.
  5. To the extent they are known, the chart lists trade names or company designations for crops at the time they finished the regulatory process. Once a crop is commercialized and licensed to other companies, it may be sold under many other names.
  6. Not all crops allowed on the market are currently for sale. In some cases, engineered crops, such as the FlavrSavr tomato and StarLink corn, may no longer be available commercially.
  7. Many crops are not allowed on the market but are legally grown in field tests. Information Systems for Biotechnology provides a database of these crops.

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