You are Myth Taken: GMOs
The aim of the European Seed series on Myths, Fake News, Misinformation, and Disinformation is to dive deeper, taking a closer look at a variety of seed-related topics. This article looks at the myths surrounding GMOs.
GMO stands for “genetically modified organism.” It most commonly refers to organisms — often plants — that have been modified to achieve desired traits, like drought-tolerance and pest-resistance, using recombinant DNA techniques or genetic engineering (GE). It’s a misleading term since we’ve been modifying the genetics of organisms since the dawn of agriculture. But the name isn’t the only thing that people get wrong.
Check out this myth-busting article at European Seeds!