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Partial List of Genetically Engineered Foods


The following list of processed foods tested positive for genetically engineered ingredients (September 1999). These tests were not “safety” tests; they only establish the presence of unlabeled genetically engineered ingredients. 

* Frito-Lay Fritos Corn Chips
* Bravos Tortilla Chips
* Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
* General Mills Total Corn Flakes Cereal
* Post Blueberry Morning Cereal
* Heinz 2 Baby Cereal
* Enfamil ProSobee Soy Formula
* Similac Isomil Soy Formula
* Nestle Carnation Alsoy Infant Formula
* Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
* Nabisco Snackwell’s Granola Bars
* Ball Park Franks
* Duncan Hines Cake Mix
* Quick Loaf Bread Mix
* Ultra Slim Fast
* Quaker Yellow Corn Meal
* Light Life Gimme Lean
* Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix
* Alpo Dry Pet Food
* Gardenburger
* Boca Burger Chef Max’s Favorite
* Morning Star Farms Better’n Burgers
* Green Giant Harvest Burgers (now called Morningstar Farms)
* McDonald’s McVeggie Burgers
* Ovaltine Malt Powdered Beverage Mix
* Betty Crocker Bac-Os Bacon Flavor Bits
* Old El Paso Taco Shells
* Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
Sources: Genetic ID (an independent testing firm) and Consumer Reports (September 1999).

By December 1998, the U.S. government had approved the commercial sale of genetically engineered varieties of the following whole foods. No labeling or long-term safety tests were required. 

* Canola (oilseed rape)
* Chicory, red hearted (Radicchio)
* Corn
* Cotton
* Papaya
* Potato
* Soybean
* Squash
* Tomato
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists

A high percentage of the following ingredients have been made from genetically engineered plants, and are commonly found in processed foods. 

* Soy flour
* Soy oil
* Lecithin
* Soy protein isolates and concentrates
* Corn flour
* Corn starch
* Corn oil
* Corn sweeteners & syrups
* Cottonseed oil
* Canola oil

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