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GMO - Genetically Modified
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GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms. They are created when scientists take DNA from one plant species and add it to the DNA of another and they’re probably already in what you eat and what you wear. The film features, Jessica Lundberg, Vice President of People, Planet and Process at Lundberg Family Farms in Richvale, CA, where she oversees the quality, human resources, safety and environmental initiatives at the company. She also oversees the seed nursery, where proprietary rice varieties are developed. Jessica advocates initiatives that would impose mandatory labeling on food products using GMO ingredients because she believes consumers have the right know what’s in their food. GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMO) Organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This relatively new science allows DNA from one species to be injected into another species in a laboratory, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. -The Non-GMO Project NON-GMO Freedom from the intellectual property restraints imposed by GMO seed companies allows farmers to maintain full control of their farm’s ecosystem, from choosing which varieties of seeds to grow (like Black Japonica) to preserving a healthy chemical-free foundation for wildlife (like pheasant and waterfowl). – Jessica Lundberg, Lundberg Family Farms in Richvale, CA GENETICALLY ENGINEERED (GE) GE describes the high-tech methods used in recent decades to incorporate genes directly into an organism. The only way scientists can transfer genes between organisms that are not sexually compatible is to use recombinant DNA techniques. The plants that result do not occur in nature; they are ‘genetically engineered’ by human intervention and manipulation –Home Garden Seed Association