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American Crystal, a large Wyoming-based sugar company and several other leading U.S. sugar providers have announced they will be sourcing their sugar from genetically engineered (GE) sugar beets beginning this year and arriving in stores in 2008. Like GE corn and GE soy, products containing GE sugar will not be labeled as such.
Originally posted by C.C.Benjamin
The sky is falling down! The sky is falling down!
Originally posted by SystemiK
I've not read enough about GE foods to be completely stressed about this but I do wish they would not be so quick to rush into it headlong.
In addition the European Union has not approved GE sugar beets for human consumption.
Sugar from the biotechnology-enhanced sugarbeet has been approved for human and animal consumption in the European Union. This action by the EU executive body allows unrestricted imports of food and feed products made from (H7-1) glyphosate-tolerant (Roundup Ready) sugarbeets. Wikipedia - Sugarbeet
WASH D.C.-The Sugar Industry Biotech Council is very pleased with the announcement by the European Union (EU) to formally approve the importation of sugar, pulp and molasses and products containing these ingredients for food and animal feed from biotechnology-enhanced sugarbeets. Sugar Producer Magazine - EU Approval of Roundup Ready Sugarbeet Attributed to Markwart