Right now, many of our fresh fruits and vegetables and whole foods are largely GE free. But, the biotech industry is quickly and quietly running field trials on many of these. Click on the links below to find out what is already on the market as a GE product and what is being genetically engineered in experimental trials.
To keep all of our food free from genetic engineering, we all need to know which GMO (genetically modified organism) foods the biotech industry is planning to bring to our dinner tables.
The foods listed are currently being tested by the biotech industry in field trials. Those in red have been commercialized in the US, those in orange have been approved but are not sold or grown commercially in the US, and those in yellow are currently under review for commercialization.
Fruits: apples, cherries, cranberries, grapefruit, kiwi, melons, oranges, papaya, pears, persimmons, pineapple, plum, strawberries.
Vegetables: bell peppers, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chili peppers (New Mexico), corn, cucumber, lettuce, mustard, olives, onions, peas, potato (though no longer on the market), radicchio, radish, squash (yellow crookneck squash only), sweet potato, tomato (cherry), watercress, zuccini.
Dry Goods, Grains, Oilseeds and Beans: alfalfa, barley, canola (canola oils), cotton (cottonseed oils) soybeans, coffee, popcorn, lentils, oats, rice, sugar beets, sugar cane, wheat.
Nuts and Seeds: peanuts, walnuts, flax, sunflower.