Understanding GMOs in Food
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Understanding GMOs in Food

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What does GMO stand for?

Genetically modified organism

Which crops are mentioned as commonly grown from genetically engineered seeds in the United States?

Soy and corn

Why do scientists genetically engineer seeds for GM foods?

To increase resistance to insects

What is one of the benefits of some GM foods regarding nutrients?

<p>Increasing folate levels</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one potential concern associated with GM foods mentioned in the text?

<p>Rising rates of food allergies in children</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which organization has established protocols for GM foods related to causing allergic reactions?

<p>Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one common trigger for allergic reactions mentioned in the text?

<p>Tree nuts</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of modifying seeds in the genetic engineering process according to the text?

<p>Increasing resistance to pests</p> Signup and view all the answers

What do some people wonder about the link between GM foods and rising rates of antibiotic-resistant germs?

<p>If GM foods contribute to antibiotic resistance</p> Signup and view all the answers

Based on the text, what do the Mayo Clinic and other sources say about currently available GM foods?

<p>None have been found to have allergenic effects</p> Signup and view all the answers

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