“GMO” stands for “genetically modified organism,” a term that applies to any plant or animal that has been subject to genetic engineering through manipulation of DNA. The combinations of genes resulting from GMO experimentation would not occur naturally or be achievable through traditional crossbreeding. In general, organizations use GMO experimentation to build species capable of withstanding insecticides, herbicides, and other chemicals. Despite several studies demonstrating the adverse effects of GMOs on both the environment and human health, about 80 percent of processed foods in the United States contain them.
The United States Food and Drug Administration does not yet require companies to label products if they contain GMOs, thus making it difficult for consumers to know for sure whether a food contains them. Crunchies Food Company prides itself on creating healthy, reliable snacks and never uses GMOs. The company believes that the movement against GMOs is not just a fad and remains dedicated to providing families with snack foods free from components that may cause harm to the body.