What is a GMO?

A GMO is a genetically modified organism. A GMO includes any plant or animal whose genetic code has been altered to make the product more desirable. Vegetables are made to be larger, taste better and to resist disease. Animals are altered to have leaner meats, grow faster or produce more. There is concern about the health effects and ethics of genetically modifying foods, but not much is known about either. For more information see here: