You know labels like ‘organic,’ ‘free range,’ or ‘non GMO,’ but what exactly do they mean?
The Non-GMO Project, on the other hand, provides a voluntary way for manufacturers to declare themselves GMO free.
In California, there is talk of exploring a 2012 ballot initiative to require the labeling of GMO foods.
Abbreviation of genetically modified organism
The abbreviation for genetically modified organism. A GMO is an organism whose genome has been altered by the techniques of genetic engineering so that its DNA contains one or more genes not normally found there.
Note: A high percentage of food crops, such as corn and soybeans, are genetically modified.