What does GMO mean? 

September 17, 2020

USDA NOP states that GMO are defined as “a variety of methods used to genetically modify organisms or influence their growth and development by means that are not possible under natural conditions of processes and are not considered compatible with organic production. Such methods include cell fusion, microencapsulation and macro encapsulation, and recombinant DNA technology (including gene deletion, gene doubling, introducing a foreign gene, and changing the positions of genes when achieved by recombinant DNA technology). Such methods do not include the use of traditional breeding, conjugation, fermentation, hybridization, in vitro fertilization, or tissue culture.”