From Pink Pineapples To ‘Healthier’ Potatoes, Here’s A List Of Tasty FDA Approved Genetically Modified Foods
While the demand for ‘natural’ foods is on the rise, our taste buds will never stop craving for the tastier, not so natural foods, which are often a blend of natural ingredients as well chemicals and preservatives that make a food tastier. This inherent demand is what gave rise to a new generation of genetically modified (GM) foods, which has come under a lot of flak, for its efficacy and safety. Luckily for us, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved of the number of these GM foods, keeping the consumer in mind.
Here’s a list of popular GM foods that claim an increase in flavor, a longer shelf-life, and host of other health benefits:
Although browning of apples is a natural process of the apple-eating experience that occurs in freshly cut apple, it often psychologically puts consumers off from eating or even buying apples that don’t ‘look’ fresh enough. We now have non-browning apples that have been approved by the FDA. One such example is Arctic Apples.
Potatoes that don’t bruise
It’s natural for potatoes to brown or bruise during transport or production. These GM approved potatoes are less prone to bruising and also produce less acrylamide, a chemical that is known to cause cancer when fried while cooking.
Canola oil loaded with omega-3
Refined vegetable oils have been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons of late; for containing for being easily oxidized, to containing trans-fat, high in the wrong kinds of fat, high in omega-6. We already have a high amount of vegetables and plants that have thrown the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 out of balance. Considering this ratio was originally supposed to be at 1:1, omega-3 is a welcomed addition to vegetable oils in order to bring the ratio back to its original form and prevent cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and arthritis.