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USDA approves Monsanto drought-resistant corn

Genetically modified foods are grown from seeds which

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There's one more GMO food to add to the Frankenfood pile: corn engineered to withstand drought.

Monsanto‚Äôs genetically engineered, drought-resistant corn variety -- appetizingly named "MON 87460" -- was deregulated last week by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, which means it's cleared for sale and likely will end up in your supermarket produce department soon. Oh, and you...

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Genetically modified food and you -- Part 4

Past installments: Read the entire GMO series

I think I've established how I feel about GMOs, but really, I do try to keep an open mind. It just seems a bit hypocritical that a natural sweetener like stevia isn't approved as a food item by the FDA because not enough is known about it, despite it having been used as a natural sweetener in Japan for more than 40 years. Japan has shunned all...

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