Do you know what type of sugar you're eating? Much of the sugar in the US food supply now comes from sugar beets that have been genetically modified to resist glyphosate, more commonly known as Round Up from our “friends” at Monsanto. How do you know if the sugar in that food product is from GMO sugar beets? If the ingredient list simply says, “sugar,” it’s a good bet that the sugar is made from GMO sugar beets.
The Non-GMO Sourcebook: Sugar Beet Industry converts to 100% GMO, disallows non-GMO option and threatens to contaminate organic and conventional vegetable seed production in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Sugar is often sourced from genetically modified crops. Corn and sugar beets are two of the most common GMO commodity crops grown in the US, making up 88% of corn and 95% of sugar beets grown on American soil. More information on GMO sugar here: http://gmoinside.org/sweet-gmos #GMOs #Sugar #Corn
How Monsanto’s Sugar Beets Grew Larger Than the Law In March of 2005, genetically modified sugar beets appeared on the US market for the first time. Crafted by Monsanto to include a gene from a soil bacterium, this GM beet was able to withstand a copious onslaught of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (glyphosate). The agricultural industry could spray as much of the weed-killer as it wanted without impacting crops.