Even if you harvested your own heirloom vegetables, used stevia as a sugar substitute and cooked with peanut oil, odds are that your Thanksgiving meal was still genetically altered. Your turkey, turducken or ham most likely ate GM products during its life. Livestock have been fed genetically engineered crops since the crops were first introduced, according to a study by the University of California-Davis. Most commercial livestock animals are fed GM crops, notes John Anderson, an economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation. “Turkeys eat a corn and soybean meal-based diet, and those feeds are for the most part from genetically modified crops,” he said.
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November 24th, 2010
Tomorrow is a favorite American holiday among many and as we all know, the central theme is FOOD. How much of the food we eat on Thanksgiving has been influenced by science and chemistry? PopSci has put together an interesting photo gallery reviewing the genetic modification of the Thankgiving Dinner—everything from biscuits and gravy, pumpkin pie, vegetables, and of course, the turkey. This via PopSci: