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What are GMOs

A wide variety of genetically engineered (GE) foods, also known as genetically modified (GM) foods, have entered the United States food system. More than 90 percent of Americans support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods, yet for 20 years, we have been denied the right. Over 64 countries around the world, such as all of the EU, Russia, Brazil, India and even China, already require labeling of genetically engineered foods.

GMOs are the organism that have been created through the application of transgenic, gene-splicing techniques that are part of biotechnology. In other words, genetically modified plants or animals have their genetic makeup altered in a way that does not occur in nature.

How can consumers avoid GMOs

By law, organic products must be created with non -GMO ingredients. Buying organic is a reliable way for consumers to avoid genetically engineered foods. Other third-party certifications, such as Non-GMO Project Verified, are reliable ways to avoid GE foods. To learn more about individual states efforts to label GMOs, visit this link. For information about national labeling efforts, click here.

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