Perusing the grocery store, it might seem like every single product on the shelves has been genetically modified.
There are currently only 10 genetically modified crops, which I have listed in the graphic below. Of course, just because there are some GMO zucchini, or summer squash, does not mean that all zucchini is genetically modified (actually, GMO zucchini are somewhat rare). So, before you start believing the latest marketing message that GMO tomatoes are causing all sorts of problems, it is probably a good idea to know whether there is even a genetically modified version of that produce. (No, there are no GMO tomatoes, no matter what Hunt’s or Dr. Oz want you to think!)
Mike Conant says
All the hype is amazing. I’m seeing a lot of labels promoting GMO-free products in areas where there aren’t even GMOs available. Thanks for this informative and succinct graphic!
Nick Bailey says
No GM tomatoes? But they’ve been on the market since the 1990s, and there was a more recent purple variety that had a snapdragon gene. There’s also golden rice.
There are no GMO tomatoes commercially available. Flavr Savr tomatoes were available in the 1990’s, but they were commercially unsuccessful and the company went under. Otherwise, there are no others on the market. To my knowledge, Golden Rice is not approved in any country, and certainly not in the United States. That’s the great tragedy – it could help people in certain countries, but those countries would not allow it.