The Amazing Guesses People Give Jimmy Kimmel Crew when Asked what GMOs are
by Daren Bakst, Heritage Foundation Daily Signal, October 16, 2014
Do individuals who claim they avoid GMOs (genetically modified organisms) really know what GMOs are? That’s a question posed by late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel in this video.
For background, according to the FDA:
Genetic engineering is the name for certain methods that scientists use to introduce new traits or characteristics to an organism. For example, plants may be genetically engineered to produce characteristics to enhance the growth or nutritional profile of food crops. While these technique are sometimes referred to as “genetic modification,” FDA considers “genetic engineering” to be the more precise term. Food and food ingredients from genetically engineered plants were introduced into our food supply in the 1990s.
The FDA provides this Q&A page on genetically engineered food.