Which foods are GMOs?
Ten crops – corn, soybeans, cotton, canola, alfalfa, sugar beets, papaya, potatoes, apples and squash – are available from GM seeds for commercial use in the U.S. These crops have been developed primarily for herbicide tolerance and insect and disease resistance; helping farmers to maintain yield while reducing the level of inputs needed and protecting the environment. A few of the above mentioned crops are credited with saving specific crops from disease.
Produce items are often mistaken for being GMO, including things like pluots and different colored carrots, but these were developed through other breeding techniques.