How to Make Your Own Sugar. For the apocalypse cause I'd be freaking out over it like it was a twinkie.

How to Make Your Own Sugar. For the apocalypse cause I'd be freaking out over it like it was a twinkie.

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Welcome to Modern Farmer’s new harvest column, in which we highlight what is seasonal, talk to those who grow it, and share a recipe (or two).This week: sugar beets. Blogger and photographer Molly Yeh talks with her boyfriend Nick - a sugar beet farmer - about the the harvest in Grand Forks, ND

Welcome to Modern Farmer’s new harvest column, in which we highlight what is seasonal, talk to those who grow it, and share a recipe (or two).This week: sugar beets. Blogger and photographer Molly Yeh talks with her boyfriend Nick - a sugar beet farmer - about the the harvest in Grand Forks, ND

Sugar beet industry converts to 100% GMO, disallows non-GMO option

Sugar beet industry converts to 100% GMO, disallows non-GMO option

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Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body. While you might assume this is a uniquely human protein, it’s actually found in plants, too, including sugar beets.

Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body. While you might assume this is a uniquely human protein, it’s actually found in plants, too, including sugar beets.

Corn, Soy, Sugar Beet: About 90 percent of the corn and 93 percent of the soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified. As for sugar, more than half of what we produce comes from sugar beets, not sugarcane. Like corn and soy, nearly all of the sugar beets (not to be confused with table beets) we produce come from genetically modified seeds—a whopping 95 percent. Corn and soybeans are used to feed livestock, but they also end up on store shelves in the form of high-fructose corn…

Corn, Soy, Sugar Beet: About 90 percent of the corn and 93 percent of the soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified. As for sugar, more than half of what we produce comes from sugar beets, not sugarcane. Like corn and soy, nearly all of the sugar beets (not to be confused with table beets) we produce come from genetically modified seeds—a whopping 95 percent. Corn and soybeans are used to feed livestock, but they also end up on store shelves in the form of high-fructose corn…

Study finds sugar beets make hemoglobin, a possible life-saving blood substitute

Study finds sugar beets make hemoglobin, a possible life-saving blood substitute

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It is also one of nature’s purest foods. Nutritionists call it a “functional food,” meaning it is all natural and has numerous health benefits.

It is also one of nature’s purest foods. Nutritionists call it a “functional food,” meaning it is all natural and has numerous health benefits.

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