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US food companies scramble to source non GM ingredients

Aoife Boothroyd

Food companies across America are struggling to source conventional ingredients as growing pressure to replace genetically modified ones gains traction.

Last weekend saw over two million people worldwide protest against GM giant Monsanto sighting the alleged dangers of genetically modified foods and the environmental damage caused by its production.

Approximately 90 percent of US corn, soybeans, canola and sugar beets are genetically modified. Farmers that are willing to make the switch to non GM will have to be patient as it will take time before they can harvest thier new crops as the soil may not be immediately suitable to gain non-GMO certification

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