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GMOs 101

GMO Answers
GMO Answers
November 18, 2020

Do you have questions about GMOs? If you do, you’re not alone. Many people find that they need to visit multiple sources or decipher scientific jargon for complete, accurate answers. Our new video series will answer many of your questions in one place. It is an easy-to-understand collection of answers that will increase your knowledge of the basics of GMOs and help you understand some of the more complex questions you often hear.

GMOs are a product of a sophisticated breeding technology that allows plant breeders to precisely introduce beneficial traits into plants. GMOs approved for use today have been improved to help farmers tackle insects, disease, and weeds and in the future could offer foods with higher vitamin levels, longer shelf lives, or the ability to grow even in the face of climate change. Genetic modification (GM), genetic engineering (GE), and bioengineered (BE) are a few other terms that are also often used to refer to GMOs.

GMOs have already provided farmers with agricultural innovations they never thought possible. The future promises even greater advancements. GMOs of the future will help farmers better weather climate change and provide solutions worldwide to fight malnutrition and health issues.

Our video series includes short, easily-shareable videos on topics that people are most concerned about:

  • What are GMOs?
  • Why do farmers need GMOs to help control weeds and insects?
  • Are GMOs safe to eat and safe for the environment?
  • Where are GMOs grown?
  • What are the benefits of GMOs?
  • Do only private companies develop GMOs?
  • What are some GMOs of the future?

Please visit our GMOs 101 page on the GMO Answers website to view all the videos, or check out our curated playlist on our YouTube channel. For more information about GMOs, please feel free to explore our website and follow us on social media.