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Hawai'i CFS

Tainted Sugar

June 1st, 2008

Sugar in the food we eat may soon come from genetically engineered (GE)
sugar beets unless we act now. Western farmers in the U.S. are poised to plant their first season of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready (RR), herbicide-tolerant, GE sugar beets. Over half the sugar in processed foods comes from sugar beets and the rest comes from sugar cane. Once food producers start using GE
beet sugar in cereals, breads, baby foods, candies, and other products, we will not know if we are eating GE sugar because GE ingredients are not labeled.

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