In the U.S. beet sugar industry’s press statement in sup-port of the bill, we made the following points:
“GMOs have been proven safe by nearly 2,000 studies from the leading scientific bodies in the world, including the World Health Organization and the American Medical Association,” said research agronomist Rebecca Larson (Ph.D.) of Denver, Colo. “It has been proven multiple times that in the processing of sugar from biotech sugarbeets, all of the protein and DNA is removed and the sugar is identi-cal to white sugar produced from conventional sugarbeets, sugarcane or organic sugarcane. They are all GMO free.”
GMOs help farmers use fewer, safer pesticides and less fuel, reduce greenhouse gasses, conserve water, and decrease soil erosion while producing higher yields on less land. Sugar beet farmers overwhelmingly elect to use GMO sugarbeets on their farms because the sugar is as pure and natural as it has always been, while achieving 25 environmental benefits.
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