What does GMO mean? Genetically Modified Organism is the most common usage (though 'manipulated' or even 'mutated' might also be appropriate!) The acronyms GEO (Genetically Engineered Organism) or simply GM or GE are also used.
Genetic engineering is a radical new technology that forces genetic information across the protective species barrier in an unnatural way.
Why be concerned? Some of many reasons are that these laboratory-created mutations are unlabeled, virtually untested and on grocery shelves everywhere.
Say No To GMOs! supports mandatory labeling, long-term independent safety testing, more stringent regulation and full corporate liability for damages resulting from the irresponsible introduction of GMOs to the food supply and environment.
It's been over 15 years since those of us at Say No To GMOs! first learned that GMOs had been introduced to the food supply and environment. We said NO! then and are saying NO! today.
The Say No To GMOs! site offers extensive information on the complex and controversial issue of genetic engineering. The comprehensive collection of documentation spanning over a decade offers a unique opportunity for research that is not found in one place anywhere else online.
After over 10 years of providing news and information to the public, we have decided to stop updating the site. It will remain archived in its present state for many years to come. Different color schemes for each year will help you find your way around the archives more easily. Here's the color legend:
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Agrobacterium tumefaciens is featured in the January-June 2005 design. This bacteria is one of the three methods used to invade living cells and deposit genetic constructs from other species. In other words, genetic engineering breaches the natural integrity and protection that cells have developed over millenia to protect themselves from foreign DNA. Viruses and pure brute force (a virtual raping of cells) are the other common tools of the trade.
The theme of the July-December 2005 pages highlights the threat of phamaceutical drugs that are being grown in food crops - in this case rice. It is inevitable that either drug-laden pollen will contaminate crops destined for your plate or that there will be a lapse in the handing and distribution of the drug-laden grain. Growing drugs in food crops in an uncontained environment is a bad idea. Period. Do you want drugs in your morning cornflakes? Now's the time to get active and speak up. The clock is ticking . . .
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