Some of the popular genetically modified foods by Monsanto Companies include Pringles, Kool-Aid, Pepsi, Knorr chicken noodles and Hershey's syrup. Coca Cola, Cadbury chocolates, Jiffy Mix and Totinos Party Pizza are also GMO foods produced by Monsanto.
Delicious Brand Cookies, Pop Secret products and Rice-A-Roni chicken, fried rice and beef are also genetically modified. Quaker Oats, Quaker Rice Cakes, Lipton Red Tea, Natural Valley Granola Thins and Schweppes beverages are some more common examples of GMO foods made out of Monsanto products.
GMOs refer to the animals and plants created via techniques in which genes are deleted, inserted or modified. In many cases, the DNA from different species is merged together. Monsanto was one of the first companies to conduct trials for genetically modified crops. They are regarded as the largest GMO seed producer in the world. They cater to numerous companies, including Uncle Ben's, Lipton and Hungry Jack. Kraft, V8 and Pepsi fall into the same category.
Monsanto owns approximately 86 percent of the GE/GMO seeds sown throughout the world, as of 2015. Top genetically modified produce items that Monsanto offers include tomatoes, corn, papaya, soy and sugar beets. They also produce genetically modified peas, sugar cane, rice, potatoes and dairy products.
Since GMO foods are often linked with various health and ethical concerns, many countries require companies to label GMO food products as genetically modified. Some countries have even banned the production or import of genetically modified food products.