More than 80% of the non-organic products in our pantries include genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. Turns out, that even includes bourbon.
As Grist reported last week, GE corn — also known as genetically modified, or GMO — has made its way into our liquor cabinets: “Bourbon gives us an interesting window into GMO grain because the spirit must by definition be made with at least 51 percent corn.” Since about 85% of the corn in the U.S. is grown from genetically engineered seed, most bourbon is now made from GE corn.
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