Genetically modified organism (GMO)

Organisms, such as plants and animals, whose genetic material (DNA) has been altered are called genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Food and feed which contain or consist of such GMOs, or are produced from GMOs, are called genetically modified (GM) food or feed. If GM crops are used in bioplastics production, the multiple stage processing and the high heat used to create the polymer removes all traces of genetic material. This means that the final bioplastics product contains no genetic traces. The resulting bioplastics are therefore well suited to use in food packaging as it contains no genetically modified material and cannot interact with the contents.