What Is A GMO In Food?

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What Is A GMO In Food? - Quiz

Take this quiz to determine how much you know about GMOs and what's in the food you are eating.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does GMO stand for?

    • A.

      Genetically modified organism

    • B.

      Grand money order

    • C.

      Good marketing option

    • D.

      Genuine motivation only

    Correct Answer
    A. Genetically modified organism
    Explanation
    GMO stands for genetically modified organism. This term refers to any living organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. These modifications are made to introduce specific traits or characteristics into the organism that are not naturally occurring. Genetically modified organisms are commonly used in agriculture to improve crop yield, resistance to pests or diseases, and enhance nutritional content. They are also used in scientific research and pharmaceutical production.

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  • 2. 

    What percentage of food contains GMOs?

    • A.

      10%

    • B.

      25%

    • C.

      80%

    • D.

      60%

    Correct Answer
    C. 80%
    Explanation
    Monsanto, the largest biotech company in the world, is attempting to patent and consequently modify 100% of the world's food supply.

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  • 3. 

    In what year did Europeans put a stop to GMOs by refusing to sell it in their markets or food stands?

    • A.

      1986

    • B.

      1999

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      2005

    Correct Answer
    B. 1999
    Explanation
    In 1999, Europeans put a stop to GMOs by refusing to sell them in their markets or food stands. This suggests that there was a significant shift in public opinion or government regulations regarding genetically modified organisms at that time. It is likely that concerns about the safety and potential environmental impact of GMOs led to this decision.

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  • 4. 

    GMOs cause allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement that GMOs cause allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems is true. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been a topic of debate due to concerns about their potential negative effects on human health. Some studies suggest that GMOs can trigger allergic reactions in certain individuals. Additionally, there have been concerns about the potential for GMOs to produce toxins or lead to the development of new diseases. Lastly, there is also a debate about the nutritional value of GMOs compared to their non-GMO counterparts.

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  • 5. 

    What are 2 of the top 4 GM crops?

    • A.

      Soy and corn

    • B.

      Wheat and barley

    • C.

      Tomatoes and peppers

    • D.

      Kale and spinach

    Correct Answer
    A. Soy and corn
    Explanation
    The 4 biggest GM crops are soy, corn, cottonseed, and canola

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