Do You Really Know About Genetically Modified Foods?

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Do You Really Know About Genetically Modified Foods?

Genetically modified foods are foods which are produced from organisms whose DNA is altered by applying genetic engineering techniques. This quiz will allow its takers to see exactly how much they know about the genetically modified foods that they consume on a daily basis. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Do you purchase genetically modified foods?
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      Sometimes.

    • C. 

      No.

  • 2. 
    Which group of food is all genetically modified?
    • A. 

      Seedless watermelon, carrots, and water.

    • B. 

      Corn, soda, and breads.

    • C. 

      Papayas, soybeans, and apples.

    • D. 

      Grapes, tomatoes, and cheese.

  • 3. 
    What percentage of all processed foods are genetically modified?
    • A. 

      10-20%

    • B. 

      30-40%

    • C. 

      50-55%

    • D. 

      70-75%

    • E. 

      None.

  • 4. 
    How many acres of genetically modified foods are grown in the United States annually?
    • A. 

      None.

    • B. 

      1,000 acres

    • C. 

      100,000 acres.

    • D. 

      1,000,000 acres.

  • 5. 
     Which foods use genetically modified organisms in their production to the largest extent?
    • A. 

      Cheese 

    • B. 

      Vegetables

    • C. 

      Meat 

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 6. 
    What are the current benefits of having foods made from genetically modified crops?
    • A. 

      They improve farm profitability and make some farmers' jobs easier

    • B. 

      They allow farmers to greatly increase the amount of crops produced.

    • C. 

      They improve convenience for consumers, e.g. by creating foods with longer shelf lives.

    • D. 

      They improve the nutritional quality of foods.

    • E. 

      They cause less damage to the environment than conventional chemical-intensive agriculture.

  • 7. 
     Of the foods we eat, how much contains the genetic material DNA?
    • A. 

      Less than 5 percent

    • B. 

      20 percent.

    • C. 

      50 percent.

    • D. 

      80 percent.

    • E. 

      Nearly 100 percent.

  • 8. 
    What effect does eating genetically modified foods have on your genes?
    • A. 

       It could cause your own genes to mutate.

    • B. 

      It could cause your own genes to absorb the excess genes.

    • C. 

      It has no effect on your genes

    • D. 

      The effects on human genetics aren't known.

  • 9. 
    Are foods made from genetically modified crops required to pass human testing?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False 

  • 10. 
     Are foods derived from genetically modified crops nutritionally superior?
    • A. 

      Yes, they offer substantial health advantages over foods produced from conventional crops.

    • B. 

      Yes, they offer some health advantages over foods produced from conventional crops

    • C. 

      No, they are neither better nor worse than foods from conventional crops.

    • D. 

      No, they are slightly less healthful than foods from conventional crops.

    • E. 

      No, foods produced from genetically modified crops are a known health risk.