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or Healthy Lifestyle Brands. It is a relative to the mustard family and belongs to Brassica oleracea species. So when you think of being a good raw foodie, eating those great greens of kale, broccoli, and even cauliflower- consider this- they are all genetically modified – but that does not mean they are not nutritious.

Vegetables not on this list, such as broccoli and carrots, are not approved in the United States to be genetically engineered, nor are they produced. GMO soybean, corn and canola oils are used in salad dressings, mayo, snack food and bread, while sugar from GMO sugar beets is also being used in other products, notes the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Therefore, if you feel strongly about consuming genetically modified food, read product labels carefully before buying them. I came across a vegetable called Kalettes but didn’t buy any because I don’t know anything about it. The name “Kalettes” could prove confusing to shoppers in U.S. markets – it sounds more like a cheerleading team than it does a new and nutritious vegetable.

©Copyright 2020 Healthy Lifestyle Brands, LLC. However, benefits these days are considered to be different. The effect on the human body of genetically modified food has never been scientifically assessed – but 80 percent of our packaged food contains DNA-manipulated ingredients.

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It might seem like GMO foods are everywhere, given how much they're talked about, but there are actually only 10 GMO crops produced for food or commercial use in the United States, according to the Genetic Literacy Project. Here is a definition from the Non-GMO Project website: Here is a definition from the Non-GMO Project website: GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, or GE. GMOs, short for genetically modified organisms, are subject to a lot of controversy. B. thuringiensis also occurs naturally in the gut of caterpillars of various types of moths and butterflies, as well on leaf surfaces, aquatic environments, animal feces, insect-rich environments, and flour mills and grain-storage facilities. Broccoli is man-made, genetically modified real vegetable. Her clients have included Livestrong, School Nutrition magazine, What's Up? Both Brussels sprouts and kale are rich sources of organosulfur compounds that have been linked to cancer prevention. Another study, published in October 2014 in the Journal of Animal Science, looked at how feeding genetically engineered "feedstuffs" to livestock affected their health. Kalettes have been on the market in Britain for some time under the name “Flower Sprouts.” Some small producers who have been marketing versions of the new vegetable in the U.S. have been calling it “lollipop kale sprouts” or “BrusselKale.”. Initially, "first generation" crops were engineered for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance, both of which decreased costs for farmers. One of the reasons the new vegetable was created was the waning popularity of Brussels sprouts in the U.K., where they’re most commonly eaten only at Christmas dinner. The material appearing on LIVESTRONG.COM is for educational use only. All rights reserved. Whatever you call it, Kalettes taste slightly nutty, milder than kale and less earthy than Brussels sprouts.