What are GMOs?
GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This relatively new science allows DNA from one species to be injected into another species in a laboratory, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional cross breeding methods.
Why is this important?
Everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms. Learn more about the Non-GMO Project on their Facebook page. You can also check out participating products that are verified, or in the process of becoming verified in the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program.
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