Just a day or two after my posts about GM foods, I received an email newsletter from the Organic Consumers Association.
They report in this article Fifty-Three percent of Americans Say they Won’t Buy Genetically Engineered Food, from a CBS/NY Times poll:
“53%: Percentage of polled Americans who say they won’t buy food that has ingredients from genetically engineered (GE) plants.
65%: Actual percentage of products on grocery store shelves that contain unlabeled GE ingredients (usually soy or corn derived).
90%: Portion of U.S. grown soybeans that are genetically engineered.
99%: Estimated likelihood that the U.S. sugar supply will start to be sourced from genetically engineered plants this year.”
Okay. These numbers indicate that the American public does not want to buy GE foods. They are being fed them anyway, unlabeled, at U.S. grocery stores. Especially soy. Brands like Morningstar Farms. And sugar. Most Americans consume gobs of it.
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