Corn and soy have long been genetically-modified. Most recently GMO sugar beets were developed to withstand the direct spray of Roundup herbicide. And now, onions join the ranks of GMO foods. The new onions were created for the sole purpose of preventing us from crying when we cut into them.
Unlike other GMO foods, this one has not had a new gene added to the mix, but by the process of RNA interference, the gene which triggers release of the sulphuric compounds has been turned off. Researchers claim this new onion is not only "improved" but healthier. They hope that this new onion will soon dominate the market. But, don't look for a GMO label, there are no regulations that require it. The closest thing to one might be the PLU# on the sticker.
When will the GMO-frenzy end? I think am going to go have a good cry.