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Quiz: Test Your GMO IQ

When it comes to GMOs, there's a lot of misinformation out there. Take this quiz and test your knowledge to find out what's #ClearlyDifferent!

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1. GMO stands for "genetically modified ____."

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"GMOs are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering."

2. Are GMOs labeled?

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Currently, no laws exist in the U.S. requiring GMO foods to be labeled.

3. True or false: “Enviropig” is a genetically engineered variety of pig.

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With research starting in 1995 at the University of Guelph, the “Enviropig” program was ended in 2012.

4. In the U.S., GMOs are in as much as ___% of conventional processed food.

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Some of the most common foods include alfalfa, corn, soy, canola, cotton, and papaya.

5. True or false: Many developed nations don't require GMOs to be labeled.

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In more than 60 countries around the world, there are hard rules on the labeling of GMOs. But not in the U.S.

6. The majority of all GMOs grown worldwide are engineered for ____ .

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As a result, GMO crops are responsible for the emergence of “super weeds” which can only be killed with more toxic poisons.

7. True or false: GMOs affect animals.

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Studies on lab animals and livestock have found that some GM crops have toxic or allergenic effects.

8. ____ were the first commercially produced GMOs.

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“Flavr Savr” tomatoes were first introduced in 1994, and in 1997 stopped production due to problems with flavor and an inability to stay fresh during shipping.

9. At least 35 species of ___ are currently being genetically engineered around the world.

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The list includes trout, catfish, striped bass, flounder, and many species of salmon. The genes engineered in these fish come from other fish, coral, mice, bacteria, and humans.

This is a sponsored post by Zevia with facts from Non-GMO Project, Just Label It!, Living Non GMO, and Center for Food Safety.

Correction

Item 5 previously equated the labeling of GMOs to GMO safety. This has been updated only to reflect the labeling of GMOs.

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