GMO stands for genetically modified organism, which is a crop that has naturally occurring genes of favorable characteristics added to boost its internal defenses and reduce the amount of inputs a farmer needs to use. Before a GMO crop can be grown, it has to pass over a decade’s worth of thorough research and testing. To date, there has not been one documented health problem related to GMOs according to credible organizations like the World Health Organization and others.
While some GMO varieties have benefits that help farmers, many also have direct benefits for the people who eat them. For example, high oleic soybeans have an improved nutritional profile and Arctic® apples and Innate potatoes®stay fresher longer.
There are only 10 GMO crops currently available: alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, squash and sugar beets.