GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism.
Genetic Modification is a laboratory process of taking genes from one species and inserting them into another in an attempt to obtain a desired trait or characteristic. In the world of agriculture and food, “GMO” is used to refer to a plant-based organism, like a seed, that:
The Canadian Organic Standards do not allow the use of GMOs. Any crops – whether for human consumption or to be used in animal feed - may not be produced using GMOs.