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genetically modified organism

n. Abbr. GMO
An organism whose genetic characteristics have been altered by the insertion of a modified gene or a gene from another organism using the techniques of genetic engineering.
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Kids who consume GMO foods have been found to be more susceptible to food allergies and other nutritional problems, much more than adults.
It's a very big question in people's minds as to what the long term effects of GMO foods might mean to their health and well being," said a company spokesperson.
With GMO foods unlabeled, correlations between the introduction of GMO ingredients into our food supply and human illness can never be scientifically tested and causation conclusively proven.
Option 1 requires mandatory labeling only for GMO foods that the government deems to be no longer equivalent or which differ significantly from conventional foods (the option favored by the United States favors).
Bronner's commitment to the labeling of GMO foods, as well healthy and sustainable agriculture, corporate accountability, and consumers' right to know is part of the company's mission to put into practice the social and ecological principles that inform Dr.
Company officials said that a vote on a resolution put forward by a coalition of environmental, agricultural, consumer and religious groups showed more than 97 percent of shareholders against banning GMO foods.
The Clinton Administration announced a plan to strengthen and maintain consumer confidence in GMO foods.
The group also will seek tax incentives for companies that engage in biotech-food research and will work with the major biotech firms to educate the public about the virtues of GMO foods.
A new survey of 566 moms reveals a lack of understanding about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and 90% of moms would want GMO foods clearly labeled.
Speaking at Kansas State University, FDA Commissioner Jane Heaney says she does not believe labeling GMO foods will give the general public any additional information.
2315) to amend the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act which would require food safety testing for GMO foods.
The legal action aims to replace FDA's current voluntary and informal consultation guidelines on GMO foods established in 1992.