Background Information

* 75% of all processed foods are genetically modified

* 1,000,000 acres of genetically modified crops are grown in the United States annually

* FDA does not currently mandate approval of genetically modified foods

* Government is not doing anything to inform the public

* Food packages are not labeled to tell consumers if they have been genetically modified

* Fast than Traditional Breeding, which could take years (See diagram below)

* New plants can be created in only months

Some Genetically Modified Crops

Traditional and Modern Breeding Methods

Both Pictures From: Bren, Linda Genetic Engineering: The Future of Foods?  November-December 2003- FDA Consumer  14 December 2006