Intro to GMOs

SciMoms Guide to GMOs

In their article Introduction to GMOs, SciMoms Layla Katiraee and Anastasia Bodnar answer many questions that people have about products of biotechnology, commonly known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs. They start with the basics: What is a GMO? Why do they exist? What crops are genetically modified and what traits do they have? Then, the SciMoms delve into the hard questions: Are GMOs safe? Are they tested? What studies have been done? Read the full article at the SciMoms website.

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SciMoms Guide to GMOs
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  • Citation: Layla Katiraee, Anastasia Bodnar. SciMoms Guide to GMOs. Version 1.0. SciMoms. Jan 23, 2019.
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Anastasia Bodnar

Written by Anastasia Bodnar

Anastasia Bodnar serves as the Policy Director of Biology Fortified, Inc. She is a science communicator and multidisciplinary risk analyst with a career in federal service. She has a PhD in plant genetics and sustainable agriculture from Iowa State University.