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(article, Culinate staff)
So far, 2011 has been a banner year for GMO crops. First the feds gave the go-ahead on cultivation of GMO alfalfa. Then they OK'd GMO sugar beets. The latest? Approval of GMO corn. At issue is whether the biotech corn — a Syngenta product named Enogen and designed to convert more efficiently into ethanol — will contaminate food-grade corn. But, since the vast majority of corn grown in the U.S. is genetically modified, chances are you're already eating it, drinking water laced with its built-in insecticides, or perhaps suffering organ damage from consuming it. For the truly global picture, check out the New York Times' recent Room for Debate on the world's food supply, with experts discussing corn, grain, biofuels, and more.