What is a GMO?
A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are 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. Because this involves the transfer of genes, GMOs are also known as “transgenic” organisms.
This process may be called either Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM); they are one and the same.
10 Reasons Why We Don't Need GM Foods
1. GM foods won’t solve the food crisis
2. GM crops do not increase yield potential
3. GM crops increase pesticide use
4. There are better ways to feed the world
5. Other farm technologies are more successful
6. GM foods have not been shown to be safe to eat
7. Stealth GMOs are in animal feed — without consumers’ consent
8. GM crops are a long-term economic disaster for farmers
9. GM and non-GM cannot co-exist
10. We can’t trust GM companies
10 Reasons Why GM Won't Feed The World
GM Food: A Guide for the Confused - Clear answers to common questions about GMOs.
Why GM Free? - All the reasons you need to Say No To GMOs!
Who's Afraid of GMOs? Me! - A thoughtful rebuttal to the 'GMOs will feed the world' argument and more.
The Myths Of Agricultural Biotechnology - Exposing the flawed premises of biotech in agriculture.
Confronting Contamination - The only way to stop GMO contamination is to stop growing GMOs.
Are GMOs Safe?
Genetic Roulette - The Gamble of Our Lives - documentary directed by Jeffrey Smith, Institute for Responsible Technology
GMO Myths and Truths - Scientists speak out.
State-of-the-Science on the Health Risks of GM Foods - current research.
Scrambling and Gambling with the Genome - The process of genetic engineering is neither predictable nor reliable.
Unraveling the DNA Myth - The basics debunked by Dr. Barry Commoner.
Risks of GM Food - Professor David Schubert of the Salk Institute offers insight and words of caution.
A Deadly Epidemic and the Attempt to Hide its Link to Genetic Engineering - How this happened and why it didn't make the news.
The Virus Hazard - Genetically engineering crops using genetic material from viruses has serious implications that are dismissed by industry and regulatory agencies.
Regulation and Labeling
Should Genetically Modified Foods Be Labeled? - Comprehensive discussion of the FDA's twisted GMO labeling rationale by Craig Holderge.
Sensible Regulations For GE Food Crops - Read this if you think that GMOs are being adequately regulated and tested.
GMOs and Childern
Genetically Engineered Foods Pose Higher Risk for Children - Why children are at risk from the effects of genetically engineered food.