Genetically Modified Organisms. It is when you take the genes from one species and force them into the DNA of another species.
There are 9 GM crops on the market. The primary traits are either “herbicide tolerance” or “pesticide production”.
Herbicide tolerance–Roundup Ready is the most popular herbicide. There’s Roundup Ready soy, corn, cotton, sugar beets, and alfalfa. They are engineered from bacteria, and pieces of virus, etc., and will not die when sprayed with herbicide. Herbicides normally kill plants, thereby making weeding easier for agribusiness. They can simply spray over the crops, killing all the weeds but not the Roundup Ready crops.
Pesticide production is another popular genetically modified trait. They take a gene from bacteria in the soil called bacillus thuringiensis or BT for short, which produces a known insecticide. They inject it into corn and cotton, so when certain types of bugs bite the plant, toxins are released, breaking holes in the walls of their stomach, causing them to die.
Now we are eating the insecticide and Roundup laden crops. Meaning, we are eating two different types of poisons with these GM laden crops.