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The Case for Going Organic: Understanding GMOs

The Case for Going Organic: Understanding GMOs

By Karen Parucha   What are GMOs? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are “organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in such a way that it does not occur naturally.” Scientists insert a gene from one organism into another to “improve” or change the organism. Also known as GM (genetically modified) or GE (genetically engineered) foods, GMOs were first introduced in the 1990s under the belief that their use would decrease production costs and increase crop yields, and thereby feeding more people. The first GMO crop was the Flavr Savr tomato...

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