Genetically Modified Organisms

What are GMOs?

What are GMOs? What are GMOs? GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also know as genetic engineering, or GE). The experimental technology combines DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding. GMOs are the source of Genetically Modified Foods. Genetically Modified Foods are transgenic plant products: soybean, corn, canola, and cotton seed oil. These may have been engineered for faster growth, resistance to pathogens, production of extra nutrients, or any other beneficial purpose. Most all commercial GMOs […]