GMO

GMO is an acronym for Genetically Modified Organism, plants or animals that are “built” by use of DNA-level modifications done in a lab. Plants and animals have been cross-bred for centuries to achieve particular traits, from color to strength of an attribute. GMO takes this to a more exacting level. How dangerous is it?  To humans, probably not much, if at all, although research continues. It’s more dangerous to the eco-system, bees in particular, because certain pesticide resistance features engineered into some plants kill off bees along with the undesirable bugs that were their original targets. Until the Dr. Frankensteins can think of the full ramifications of their actions, or better standards can be implemented, take a pass.

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