GMO Label Claims

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Genetically modified organism (GMO) is sometimes referred to as genetically engineered (GE). bioengineered (BE), or genetically modified (GM). A GMO is a plant, animal, or other organism that has had a gene from another organism transferred into it as an addition or replacement. The goal of the new gene is to produce a helpful trait or characteristic in the modified organism, such as disease resistance, drought tolerance, or improved nutritional value.

What foods are considered GMOs?

  • Corn
  • Soybeans
  • Alfalfa
  • Cotton
  • Sugar Beets
  • Canola
  • Papaya
  • Summer Squash
  • Innate potatoes
  • Pink Pineapple
  • Non-browning arctic apples

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Tags: agriculture, breakfast on the farm, consumer info, food label claims, food labels, gmos, labeling and regulation, msu extension, rapid response for agriculture


Authors

Mary Dunckel

Mary Dunckel
dunckelm@msu.edu

Jeannine Schweihofer

Jeannine Schweihofer
grobbelj@msu.edu

Ashley Kuschel

Ashley Kuschel
kuschela@msu.edu

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