In an effort to educate consumers on genetically engineered, aka genetically modified (GMO), foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has compiled a packet of messages on what GMOs are and where you can find them.
“GMOs are a common part of today’s food supply,” the FDA says on its website. “Most GMO crops are used in food for animals like cows, chickens and fish. They are also used to make ingredients that are then used in food products like cereal, snack chips and vegetable oils.”
This message goes on to say that one of the reasons GMOs are helpful is because they reduce the need for pesticides, yet, in the same paragraph, they admit that sometimes farmers who grow GMOs do end up using more weed killer, not less.