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Authored by Timothy Pierce, Graduate Student, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech; and John Bovay, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech

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The acronym GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. Terms with similar meanings include: Genetically Engineered (GE), Genetically Modified (GM), Transgenic, Biotech, Bioengineered, or Products Made with Modern Biotechnology.

This factsheet, which accompanies a webinar on “Non-GMO, GMO, and bioengineered food labeling”, provides an overview of the definitions of these labels in the United States.

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Publication Date

March 1, 2021