Genetically Modified Organisms = Genetically Reinforced Organisms
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Why don't we use the term GMO?... The term, "Genetically Modified Organism" includes all types of processes for changing traits in plants, animals, or other organisms. Agronesty chooses to use "Genetically Reinforced Organisms (GROs)" instead of GMOs because we believe it provides better understanding.
Genetic this & genetic that... All of this cool "science talk" is great and all but let's figure out what it all actually means.
GROs in the U.S.A
While there are technically thousands of genetically reinforced products available today, the ten "genetically engineered" crops below are the only ones commercially available in the United States. Genetic engineering refers to the specific process performed by experts to change a gene for a desired trait.
Note: There is a difference between "genetic engineering" and "genetic reinforcing," Check out the differences here.
(Field & Sweet)
Discover more about genetically reinforced organisms (GROs) by exploring our "production methods" reports here.
Benefits of Genetic Reinforcing
1. Drought Tolerance
2. Insect Pest Resistance
3. Herbicide Tolerance
4. Disease Resistance
5. Increased Nutritional Value
6. Greater Economic Impact
7. Reduced Food Waste
8. Better Manufacturing Process
9. Environmental Benefits
10. Increased Crop Production
Real Concerns, Without the Myths.
It takes some serious skill and time to find the real concerns about GROs (because there aren't many) but Agronesty is dedicated to promoting the whole truth so we put in the hours and found these...
Note: Concerns, indicated with "*", are currently being addressed by the global agricultural industry.
Types of Genetic Modification
Almost everything we eat has been selectively bred at some point. This method of modification occurs when two organisms of the same species naturally reproduce to create offspring with better characteristics.