answersLogoWhite

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered
2011-05-24 23:29:28
2011-05-24 23:29:28

hard to say because it is not always stated on the packaging if it has been genetically modified.

Answer:60 to 70% of food in grocery stores are genetically modified. You don't know for sure, but most of what you eat has been genetically modified (unless you eat only organic foods, or something).
001
๐Ÿฆƒ
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Related Questions


Because its not real food. its unnatural. Naturaal food is much better for u.


genetically modified are much more healthier than normal tomatoes?"


Genetically enhanced. Pretty much the same as genetically modified.


They are much safer and healthier for you instead of fast food . improve you health by GMF !(:


Genetically modified food is food that has had new proteins or transgenic proteins incorporated into their structure, giving them more favorable characteristics. Genetically modified soy for example, which accounts for approximately 90% of the soy grown in the United States, is more resistant to herbicides and pests. However, there is much concern over the long-term effects associated with the consumption of these genetically modified foods. According to an article in the April 2009 issue of Toxicological Sciences, food allergy is a potential risk associated with use of transgenic proteins in crops. However, it is difficult to comment on the long-term effects of genetically modified food; long-term, large scale studies are needed. Click link below for full article.


[1] Genetically modified organisms can affect plant diversity. As with non-genetically modified plants, their seeds are easily spread by wild life and wind. Consequently, they contaminate non-genetically modified food products that are grown within the reach of air and critters. For their genetics tend to dominate over the genetics of non-genetically modified plants. [2] They also can affect individual plant responses. For the individual plant's genetics have been altered. And researchers don't yet have the complete map to the consequences, or plant responses to these consequences. It's a work in progress. And researchers as much as their plant subjects are making up the rules as they go along.


Some people don't, some people do, but most people don't care about it much. Genetically modified food is food that is changed by man in a very specific way at the cellular level. This is different from the way we have been modifying food characteristics for a couple of hundred years by breeding to get specific characteristics. But 'love' is a tough standard. Genetically modified foods generally do not taste different from non-Genetically modified foods. Nor do they cook differently or produce much waste differently. The big differences from deliberate breeding are in the laboratory and not in the barn yard.


enetically modified foods or biotech foods are foods derived from genetically modified organisms. Genetically modified organisms have had specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineering techniques. These techniques are much more precise[1] than mutagenesis (mutation breeding) where an organism is exposed to radiation or chemicals to create a non-specific but stable change. Other techniques by which humans modify food organisms include selective breeding; plant breeding, and animal breeding, and somaclonal variation. Since genetically modified food has been introduced into supermarkets, there has been much controversy as to whether it is actually safe.


Genetically modified foods are generally modified to accept/work with pesticides better. Monsanto makes a product called Round-Up and genetically modified foods are sometimes called Round-Up Ready crops. The downside to granting any company a monopoly over any foodstuff could be very serious. If you fail to buy the required pesticide product, you simply don't get to have as much food. And once these GM crops are in the fields, cross-contamination with other crops is unavoidable.


Much of the corn and soybeans grown in Iowa are genetically modified (GM). Very little of any of the other crops have any significant modification done to them.


They are grown all across the USA and Canada and in many other parts of the world. At least 70% of processed foods in the grocery stores in the U.S. have GMO ingredients. Much of the meat in the U.S. has been grown using hormones that are genetically modified. Dairy cows are often given genetically modified hormones in the U.S. Some pharmaceutical drugs are made using genetic modification.


People are not actually against genetically modified foods, they want to be assured that they are safe for the environment, humans, and animals. At this time, many do not believe any of that has been proven, and they believe the government regulatory agencies in the United States are far too influenced by companies who are creating GMOs, which has resulted in regulations that are much too lax and do not adequately assure the safety of GM crops and foods.


Nitrogen is an essential nutrients that facilitate plant growth thus using the genetically modified bacteria can help much in plant production which in turn can support the ecological balance


One of the biggest issues in agricultural microbiology is the increasing presence of genetically modified foods. Farmers might genetically modify their crops to increase a yield or to sell to different companies, but the effects on the people who eat that food are potentially very dangerous. The issue has caused much debate throughout the years.


Percentage? Well the Amish don't but that's not much help. Though they do grow Genetically Modified Plants so wait and see.


It ruins the texture of the food, the texture is modified, too much added can cause bad tastes.


The difference is feed corn is genetically modified with certain traits to resist pesticides and herbicides and other bugs and toxins. The genetically modified corn has too much engineering involved in it to know if it will have an adverse effect on humans. So the human consumption corn is strictly natural corn without any modifications


Organic foods must be produced without:pesticidesantibiotics and growth hormones(meats)GM(Genetically modified) or cloningartificial preservativesany artificial additives(such as stabilizers, conditioners, MSG, margarine)Organic meats are raised without the use of antibiotics, growth hormones, and have to be given an organic diet. Organic fruits, vegetables, and plants are grown without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, growth enhancers, and cannot be genetically modified. This is much healthier for you and is also better for the environment.


Obviously too much. cant you see...thats why we're so fat.


none why are chickens so small when you buy them at the store and farm chickens are bigger. Well grocery chicken is feed a powder that make them grow fast but they grow small. Farm chickens are organic and so are BROWN eggs. White eggs are not organic eggs. Basically nothing because now a days there is not as much healthy food the fish have mercury.


I think it's because either they were genetically modified to not be able to see color, or they were raised so much just to obey and be boring people that they just lost that ability.


A genetically modified organism is one that has had its DNA changed by humans using some scientific procedure, or the offspring or descendants of such an organism. Genetically modified crops, for instance, may have had their DNA altered by inserting a section of DNA taken from tobacco or some other plant into the DNA of the food plant, that causes the plant to automatically produce some sort of insecticide. so that farmers don't have to spend as much time protecting their crops from being eaten by or infested with some sort of insect. Or, a cow might be a genetically altered orgainism if it has had its DNA altered so that it grows bigger than it normally would, or produces more milk, or whatever. The main thing is that humans changed the DNA, which is something found in all living things that is the set of instructions that define how the organism should grow and develop, so that the organism that is produced using the new, changed "instructions" is different somehow than it would have been had humans done nothing to its DNA.


Though some claim they are not harmful, genetically modified foods allow crops to withstand herbicides being sprayed directly on them. Herbicides are harmful to the environment and the use of herbicides used on genetically modified crops has increased since GMO crops were introduced. Insecticide use has decreased, but Bt crops are modified to produce an insecticide in the plant itself. Thus, Bt crops may be harmful to friendly insects. There is also the issue of horizontal breeding (mixing the genes from one species with those of another species) and whether those changes will spread to species in the environment. Weeds developing resistance to herbicides used on GMO crops much faster than they would without GMO crops is also a concern, as is the need to use more herbicides to produce the same results after a number of years.


There are no scientifically proven effects of any kind. However, as with any new technology, there is much rumor and conjecture, from simple allergies to the notion that it could somehow change the human genome.


The only people who would have even a semi-accurate account of the amount of cloned food that is being sold today are the companies who are putting it there and government agencies who are allowing them to do it. Cloned food is a lot like genfoods (foods containing ingredients from genetically modified plants or animals). By the time the word about GMOs in the foods we buy at the supermarkets got out to the masses, GMOs were ingredients in almost all processed foods. It will be the same for cloned foods unless enough people speak out against it NOW.



Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.