Glossary of Bulk Oil Terms

Genetic Modification

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

Aug 9, 2018 1:55:36 PM

In the case of food oils, genetic modification (GM) is the use of science to adjust the traits of seeds.  In recent years, genetic modification has been used to allow seeds to be more resistant to the herbicide RoundUp.  The prevalence of GM crops have led to the rise of the Non-GMO (or non-GM) trends in the natural food industry.  The most commonly genetically modified crops are: canola, soy, corn, cottonseed and sugarbeets.