What are GMO's “genetically modified organisms”?
GMO's are living organisms. These organisms have genetic material which has been artificially altered through genetic engineering. Relatively new, this science creates unstable combinations of animal, plant, bacteria and viral genes that do not normally occur in nature or through any type of traditional crossbreeding methods previously used.
Commercial GMOs, such as corn and soy, are laboratory engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide. The biotech industry promises that GMO's will increase a crops yield, make it drought resistant and enhance nutritional value. These have yet to be proven.
Yet, there has been evidence over the years that link GMO's with various health problems, damage to the environment and an increase in violation of consumers’ and farmers rights.
Ingredients in everyday foods from GMO Crops