What You Need to Know About Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

| 10/13/2011 2:36:46 PM

October is National Non-GMO Month. Last October marked the first Non-GMO Month, celebrated by almost 600 natural food retailers across the United States. This year, to help spread awareness about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and to help promote Non-GMO month, Nature’s Path, maker of organic cereals, bars and waffles, created an infographic to help explain the basics of GMOs.

GMO infographic 

What are GMOs?

Genetically Modified Organisms are experimental plants or animals that have been genetically engineered in a laboratory with DNA from other plants, animals, bacteria and viruses. 

Why GMOs? 

There are two main reasons: