You've seen and heard this controversial acronym all over the news, but what does it really mean? GMO stands for genetically modified organism, a plant or animal engineered at the molecular level by adding, subtracting and combining bits of DNA.
Although it may seem like science fiction, GMOs are a reality - and you're probably coming into contact with them every day.
Who's hungry for frankenfood? The most common GMO products include food crops such as corn and soybeans. These plants are modified to include specific insect- and weed-resistant proteins. Some crops are also engineered to withstand exposure to chemical weed killers.
If you're frightened at the thought of genetically modified corn or soy in your tortilla chips and veggie burgers, you're not alone. Fortunately, many different companies have pledged to use only non-GMO ingredients (such as non-GMO corn and non-GMO soy) in their products.
Vitacost.com carries an impressive selection of non-GMO foods, snacks, drinks, baby formulas, supplements and more from top, trusted brands such as KIND, Garden of Life, Earth's Best, Arrowhead Mills and our own proprietary line of non-GMO supplements - Vitacost Whole Food. What’s more, many of these products have received the trusted seal of approval from the Non-GMO Project, meaning they have passed rigid non-GMO verification criteria. (Simply look for the Non-GMO Project butterfly and checkmark logo next to the product.)
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