BEIJING (DTN) -- Lili Shen stood in a supermarket's cooking oil aisle, confronted with choices.
The Beijing housewife had to choose between more than just brands, she had to choose between oil made from genetically modified soybean oil (GMO) and non-GMO oil.
She's heard that GMO soybean oil is risky and non-GMO oil is healthier.
"But, non-GMO soybean oil is much more expensive than GMO soybean oil," Shen said. The non-GMO oil cost $7.33 for a 100 ounce bottle compared to $3.85 for the conventional soybean oil.
Shen picked a bottle of conventional soybean oil, the oil she could afford.