"…now in the U.S., 88% of corn, 90% of sugar beets and 94% of soybeans are grown using GMO. Some 80% of ‘bottled, boxed or canned foods in the U.S.’ contain GMO ingredients. And livestock feed ‘is comprised mostly of GMO corn and soybeans.’ GMOs ‘dominate the agricultural landscape’ of America today, she said."
Why California’s Proposition 37 Should Matter to Anyone Who Cares About Food
Monsanto and DuPont, the two leading merchants of genetically modified seed, have invested more than $12 million to defeat Prop 37. They’ve been joined in this effort by the Grocery Manufacturers Association, whose president declared at a meeting last July that defeating Prop 37 would be the group’s top priority for 2012. Answering the call, many of America’s biggest food and beverage makers — including PepsiCo, Nestlé, Coca-Cola and General Mills — have together ponied up tens of millions of dollars to, in effect, fight transparency about their products.
By Michael Pollan via NYTimes.com