Fishy Sugar Beet


(Genetically Modified Organism)

Name: Rooty
Nicknames: Sweet Beet, Suga Suga, Alpha Vulgaris
Colors: Snow White & Astroturf Green
DNA Mix: Sugar Beet & Great White Shark
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Super Power: Sprays granulated sugar on demand

Natural Sugar isn’t GMO

Natural Sugar Beet

Photo: Don Morishita

Got a sweet tooth? We do, but when processed food makers say their product uses “natural sugar” or simply “sugar” in their sweets, they are lying to you. If you follow food trends, you know people trying to avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup, so “natural sugar” is making a comeback. Unless the sugar is certified organic or made from cane sugar, its most likely coming from GMO Sugar Beets. Nearly the entire US Sugar Beet crop is GMO and therefore sprayed with heavy doses of toxic weed killer. Thats not sweet sounding is it?

What Wikipedia says about Sugar Beets:
Sugar beet, cultivated Beta vulgaris, is a plant whose root contains a high concentration of sucrose. It is grown commercially for sugar production. The sugar beet has a conical, white, fleshy root with a flat crown. The plant consists of the root and a rosette of leaves. Sugar is formed through a process of photosynthesis in the leaves, and it is then stored in the root.

GMO Sugar Beet

In the United States, genetically modified sugar beets are engineered for resistance to glyphosate, a herbicide marketed as Roundup by Monsanto. Glyphosate-resistant sugar beets contain a biosynthetic gene that protects them from the effects of glyphosate when it is applied to the crop as a means to control weeds. In 2005, the US Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) deregulated glyphosate-resistant sugar beets. About 95% of sugar beet acres in the US were planted with glyphosate-resistant seed in 2011.

STATUS: Approved

Monsanto H7-1

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