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What are GMOs

Author: William Tsay

Editor: Angela Lin

Artist: Doris Tan

GMOs have been helping plants become more resistant but could have potentially harmful effects on humans.

The controversy of GMOs has sparked numerous debates in recent years. So, what are GMOs, and why do so many people believe that they are harmful?

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms and is used to describe a plant or animal that has had its genetic material (DNA) modified by technology. One of the most common uses of GMOs is in agriculture- studies have shown that farmers' usage of GMOs has increased exponentially; about 92 percent of U.S. corn, 94 percent of soybeans, and 94 percent of cotton is genetically engineered.