Emerging, Controversial Issue Attracts Cross Generational Sponsors

Genetically modified foods are made from crops and other organisms that are engineered at the genetic level to contain traits from unrelated organisms. New types of plants are made by cutting, joining, and transferring genes between unrelated species, seeking to create foods with new traits, such as being more resistant to freezing temperatures, less dependent on chemical pesticides, or remaining fresh longer without spoilage. Past methods of grafting or cross breeding could never have created these traits.