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quick fact checking question about GMO soy

 
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Real quick question.

Is GMO soy officially in the human food chain?

Just need a quick citation for an article confirming this.  
 
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This is concerning the term Roundup Ready, a trademarked name of Monsanto products. One of their first items was GMO soybeans.

Excerpt...The first Roundup Ready crops were developed in 1996, with the introduction of genetically modified soybeans that are resistant to Roundup. http://web.mit.edu/demoscience/Monsanto/about.html
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:This is concerning the term Roundup Ready, a trademarked name of Monsanto products. One of their first items was GMO soybeans.

Excerpt...The first Roundup Ready crops were developed in 1996, with the introduction of genetically modified soybeans that are resistant to Roundup. http://web.mit.edu/demoscience/Monsanto/about.html



Great.

Is it officially part of the human food chain?  Aka, if I buy tofu in the supermarket, is it

a) probably not GMO
b) unlikely to be GMO
c) likely to be GMO
d) almost certan to be GMO (unless it is organic or the packaging says otherwise)
 
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Yes, soy products you buy are likely to be from GMO soy.

Wikipedia:

In 2014, 90.7 million hectares of GM soy were planted worldwide, 82% of the total soy cultivation area.


The source cited for that is:

"Pocket K No. 16: Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2014". isaaa.org. International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications. Retrieved 23 February 2016

 
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If you mean food chain as in animal food yes, most certainly since it has to be labeled here I can see that any chicken/pig feed I buy which is not organic contains GMO soya.
 
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Thank you, everyone.  

I have enough information now to submit my article.  I'll let you know if they choose to publish it.  
 
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Just took a look at some 'Melissa's' brand Organic Tofu in the freezer that is labeled as being made with non-GMO soybeans.  Although that does not mean that *un*-labeled tofu is made from a GMO source, given the ubiquity of the GMO traits in soybean I would try to find non-GMO labeling just to be sure.  This just speaking from the Yankee side of things.....each country is different on labeling and allowances in the food system.

More info likely adding to the confusion:  https://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Article/2018/12/20/Final-GMO-labeling-rule-does-not-require-labeling-of-highly-refined-ingredients-from-GM-crops-if-no-modified-genetic-material-is-detectable#
 
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