What are GMOs? (Infographic)

GMOs are everywhere — they are found in 80 percent of packaged foods in America and in over 90 percent of our soy and cotton. But what are they? This handy infographic delivers a nice overview of what is means to be “genetically modified” and which countries require labeling and which do not.

For more information, see 10 Reasons to Avoid GMOs.


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Nils Anders Lunde

What IT REALLY IS? Killing of life in the long term...............

Ram Reddy
Ram Reddy2 years ago

Thanks for the article

Samantha Richardson

This seriously makes me want to go home to Australia. Why would the US and Canada want to be the only places in the world that are so lenient with GMO's? It terrifies me to think of what the people here are putting in their bodies.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

thank you

Denna Millard
Denna M.3 years ago

GMO's- hum! Wonder if they could be the cause of increase in various cancers? Anybody seen any info?

federico bortoletto

Grazie per le informazioni.

Manuela B.
Manuela B.3 years ago

I have recently discovered organic chickens (food) and you can really taste the difference.

Kathleen Cazander

I can't beleive labeling is not mandatory in Canada and the US. This needs to change!

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Reggie Thomas
Reggie Thomas3 years ago


10. Partially hydrogenated oil - most European countries completely ban it or severely restrict it.

11. Iodine for use in disinfecting drinking water.

12. Many chemicals / preservatives like Titanium Dioxide (used to make food white or bright and in other products like toothpaste). See: Jelly Bean Jubilee with a Little Titanium Dioxide Mixed In

13. BHA and BHT (found in many frozen dinners, breakfast cereal and meat). See: A Serial Cereal Eater – At Least for the Last Few Weeks

14. Sodium nitrite and potassium nitrate (found in sausage, pepperoni and hotdogs).