A Collaborative Initiative Working For Ensure The Sustained Availability Of Non Gmo Options

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A Collaborative Initiative Working to Ensure the Sustained Availability of Non-GMO Options A Collaborative Initiative Working to Ensure the Sustained Availability of Non-GMO Options HOME ABOUT GMO FACTS FIND NON-GMO GET INVOLVED PRODUCT VERIFICATION PRESS ROOM CONTACT US GMO FACTS Frequently Asked Questions Boy eating corn XSmallWhat are GMOs? GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, or GE. This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. Virtually all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide. Despite biotech industry promises, none of the GMO traits currently on the market offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit. Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights. Are GMOs safe? Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. In the U.S., the government has approved GMOs based on studies conducted by

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