As you may know, here at Farm Stand we are passionate about providing non-GMO ingredients for our clients and customers as much as possible. But, what exactly is a “GMO”? According to the Institute of Responsible Technology, a GMO (also known as a genetically modified organism) is the by-product of a laboratory process. Here, foreign DNA from one species is extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans. GMOs can be known as a variety of different terms like “transgenic” organisms, genetically engineered (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM).
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