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 tortilla chips and veggie burgers, you're not alone. Fortunately, many different companies have pledged to use only non-GMO ingredients in their products.
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