What Crop Traits are Genetically Engineered (or GMO)?

There continues to be a great deal of discussion on potential market opportunities for “GMO free” crops and products, such as milk, from animals fed these crops.
GMO is the commonly used term that stands for genetically modified organism and is really being misused in this context. In reality many things in agriculture are genetically modified compared to their ancestors. Humans have used selection criteria to propagate crops that better fit their needs for thousands of years. In the last century this has been accelerated by what are now commonly referred to as conventional plant breeding techniques.

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