Here is a quiz for you all:
Nearly all of the sugar beets planted in the USA have been engineered to be resistant to to certain herbicides. Anti-GMO proponents continue to promote the theory that somehow modified crop-products are structurally different than conventional crop-products, that somehow the genes from the genetically-modified portion of the plant transfer or move, into the part that we eat.
With sugar, this idea is absolutely false. Sugar samples from each U.S. sugar beet processing facility were collected and tested by an independent third party, and were identical to sugar produced by conventional beets as well as conventional sugar cane.