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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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Although safety and long-term effects of GMO foods has not yet been determined.
5977 prohibits the production of GMO foods in Turkey and makes it mandatory to secure permission from the ministry to transport these products through Turkey.
"The demand for GMO-free labelling seems set to continue to grow as a marketing tool globally," Lu Ann Williams concluded "as even where GMO foods have to be labelled, such as in the EU, there is still apparently demand for easy recognition of GMO-free lines as the use of logos and certification schemes continues to grow."
Des Moines, working through Food & Water Watch, campaigned in favor of labeling GMO foods and is continuing its yearlong exploration of food choices.
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Resistance to GMO foods in the United States is growing, as is resistance to corporate cronyism favoring companies like agrigiant Monsanto.
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