Genetically Modified Organism's are the subject of intense debate. Due to claims that production of GMO's has adverse environmental effects, that consuming GMO's has adverse health effects. Alongside for-profit companies like Monsanto allegedly screwing farmers and/or plotting to control the world food supply.
Genetically Modified Organism (GMO), also known as a transgenic organism, is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods and are also widely used in scientific research and to produce goods other than food. The term GMO is very close to the technical legal term, 'living modified organism', defined in the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, which regulates international trade in living GMOs (specifically, "any living organism that possesses a novel combination of genetic material obtained through the use of modern biotechnology"). - Source: Wikipedia