By azarmehrabadi

Azar Mehrabadi recently completed her undergraduate degree in the Cell Biology and Genetics program at UBC. She has volunteered extensively in the areas of sexual health promotion and HIV and Hepatitis C prevention.


(this is one of many FAQ files found at Terry) What are genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? GMOs are plants and animals which have been genetically altered under laboratory conditions by the insertion of genes from other organisms into their natural genetic makeup. Why should I be concerned about GMOs? To understand the debate surrounding GMOs, we must first understand the problems associated with the world’s food supply. According to the United Nations (UN), the number of hungry people in the world rose to an astounding 852 million in 2002, an increase of 18 million since the mid-1990s. The harmful effects…