G.M.O. (Noun) “Genetically Modified Organism”

An abbreviation for genetically modified organism, an organism whose genetic material has been modified, especially by genetic engineering.

Source: Biology Online

Some of the most common foods in the grocery store are also some of the most controversial. That’s because about 80% of processed foods contain G.M.O.s in some form. And while some say that they’re an improvement on the originals that can provide better nutrition for people around the world, others fear that they’re a threat to human health and the environment.

Watch the video to learn more, and explore the status of G.M.O.s around the world, and in some states here, with the locations on the map. You can also find out more about genetics and food labels in the articles below.