Why are GMOs in your products?
Genetic modification is a technology that takes desirable traits from one plant and replicates them in another. Farmers have used breeding methods like this for decades to improve crop varieties that will result in hardier plants that produce more food.
We talk a lot about GMOs at Kellogg. The GMOs – genetically modified organisms – in our foods in the U.S. are mostly found in a few ingredients we use, such as corn and soy, and are the result of seeds selected by U.S. farmers. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a 2011 study found that approximately 88 percent of all field corn and 94 percent of all soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified. Genetically modified ingredients have been around in the U.S. for the last 20 years. U.S. and international food safety authorities (including the World Health Organization, U.S. Department of Agriculture and American Medical Association) have studied these crops and found they are safe.