Not Genetically Unmodified

There are more and more food products being promoted as non-GMO. I don’t have a problem with the products themselves, or the idea of the products.

What bothers me is the negative in the term “non-GMO”. If you want to promote something, you can’t label it as non-whatever. You need a positive spin on it, or its own acronym or something.

Here are some suggestions:

  • GUO – Genetically Unmodified Organism
  • GOO – Genetically Original Organism
  • GIO – Genetically Intact Organism
  • GNO – Genetically Natural Organism

GUO would be a problem because the “un” in the middle term is a negative, which is what I’m trying to prevent with a new name.
GNO would be a problem because its pronunciation is too close to GMO.

I also don’t like the O being for Organism. This is all in regards to food, right? The word organism is not appetizing. So we could change the O to an F and get GIF – Genetically Intact Food.

He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the labor of man, So that he may bring forth food from the earth,

Psalm 104:14

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