GMO stands for genetically modified organism, a term that refers to any substance whose DNA has been genetically engineered to provide a benefit that normally would not occur in nature, such as a higher resistance to certain agricultural chemicals, or additional protection from invasive pests. While the benefits to agricultural output are unquestioned, the long-term impact of genetically modified organisms on the environment and our bodies has not been adequately studied.
Until better evidence for the long-term safety and environmental sustainability of genetically modified crops and ingredients exists, NOW® will continue to insist on using only non-GMO ingredients in our products whenever possible. Find a full selection of NOW Non-GMO products and Non-GMO Project Verified products.
This infographic outlines NOW’s commitment to the use of non-GMO ingredients, and our Non-GMO Assurance Process that we use to define non-GMO products.