genetically modified organisms

Environment
11:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Legislation Would Require Labeling of GMO's Sold In RI

Most of the corn and soybeans grown in the United States come from genetically engineered seeds.
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Between 60 to 70 percent of foods in supermarkets contain genetically modified organisms, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. State lawmakers are pushing two bills that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods sold in Rhode Island.

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plants and animals that have had their genes transferred between other plants and animals that are distantly related or not related at all. Most of the corn and soybeans grown in the United States come from genetically engineered seeds.

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