GMOs: Get the Facts

Find out what you need to know about the latest food controversy and what you can do about the newest toxic pesticide that’s pending approval.

GMOs: Get the Facts

Genetically modified crops have rapidly taken over the market with the promise of lower costs and less pesticide use. But as resistance to the most common pesticides has arisen, these promises have started to fall apart. Now a new pesticide, Enlist Duo, is on the verge of being approved. Here's what you need to know.

Fact 1: GMOs Have Taken Over

Genetically engineered crops have virtually taken over U.S. farms in the last 20 years, and the vast majority of crops in the U.S. are now genetically engineered. In 2011, 96% of soybeans and 72% of corn planted in the U.S. were GMOs.

Want to help lower your risk of getting cancer? The answer could be in the food you eat! Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer at WebMD and the author of "Take Control of Your Cancer Risk," says there are three kinds of foods that could really help prevent cancer: garlic, fish and grapes. And what three kinds of foods should you avoid? Red and processed meats, refined grains, and alcoholic and sugary drinks. Watch the videos below to learn more about how food could be connected to your cancer risk.