A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified in a laboratory using genetic engineering or transgenic technology
How was corn modified.
Genetically modified corn is engineered to be toxic to particular insects. The GM technology turns the corn plant into a pesticide . The toxin Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt is expressed in every cell of the plant including the corn kernels.
Why was this modification made?
The modification to the corn plant is all about money because whoever owns the crops if they are using BT more of their corn will live resulting in more sales.
Is this food grown in Canada and is it allowed to be sold to the public?
Yes corn is actually one of the most majorly grown crops in Canada alongside wheat (bread products).It is also fully allowed to be sold without a GMO warning.
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What are the benefits and concerns of Gmo products?
The benefits of GMO products are about how their is an increase in demand for certain foods such as corn and GMO corn is alot more resistant then organic meaning their is more of it to sell and supply the demand.
The main issue that the general public has with these products is the lack of GMO labels on products. Companies are not forced to tell their consumer how their food is made and that is the main issue.