As the debate of GMOs in our food continually shifts from issue to issue, it is important to remember that there are only nine GMO crops on the market in the United States today, with GMO apples soon to be available in some markets on October 1st.
Seedless watermelon? Not a GMO. Gigantic pumpkins? Nope, not GMO. Pluots? Tangelos? Starfruit? Hybrids, not GMOs.
Contrary to misconceptions, only a few GMO crops in the grocery store are available as whole produce – sweet corn, summer squash, papayas and potatoes. Apples will be available to for sale in handy sliced apples in bags in selected markets starting in October. Other GMOs are used in animal feed, fiber, fuel, and in things like soybean oil or canola oil.