Growing safe, healthy food is our No. 1 priority – for our families and yours.

Consumers have questions about genetically modified food ingredients, or GMOs. While farmers have been using GMOs safely for decades, we haven’t done a great job talking about it with you – until now. We are excited to share how GMOs benefit your family and the world.

GMO, or biotechnology, is a tool some farmers choose for growing healthy crops.

The use of biotechnology, or genetic modification, improves soybeans and other crops through precise genetic changes. For centuries, farmers have selected seeds based on best harvests and desirable plant qualities – like the ability to withstand extreme temperatures, too little rain, insects or diseases. Genetic modification has the same goal.

On our farms, GMOs provide notable benefits. Pairing GMO seeds with good farming practices reduces impact on the environment, with fewer chemical sprays, less fuel and less energy needed to grow a healthy crop.


GMOs enable the abundant production of safe, healthy food.

The bountiful harvests from GM crops mean safe, affordable foods for your family. Soybeans have unnumbered food applications, from cooking oils and protein products to adding great texture, moisture, nutrition and shelf-stability properties to baked goods and more.

Good food is made possible by quality soybeans, which are a key feed ingredient for many livestock and poultry animals.  

Additionally, GMOs and biotechnology provide huge opportunities to meet the nutritional needs of a growing world population. GMOs can boost the food’s nutritional value, and improve crop productivity in very difficult growing conditions.

  • Researchers are working on GMO crops that pull nitrogen from the earth’s atmosphere and crops that use dramatically less water.

  • We’re also very close to soybean-based cooking oils with higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids.

GMO resources for you and your family

Illinois Farm Families

Join Chicago-area moms with questions about their food and GMOs, and who go to the source to get answers by talking with Illinois farmers.

Best Food Facts

Experts – PhDs, MDs and RDs – weigh in on pressing food and nutrition topics. Find a video series on GMOs here

Food Dialogues

Farmers and ranchers from across the country are working to engage in dialogue with American consumers.

GMO Answers

Ask your own questions about GMOs or explore the basics, studies and public reviews.

The Facts about GMOs

This site from the Grocery Manufacturers Association provides facts about the GMOs found in your local grocery store.

Coalition for Safe Affordable Food

Learn about ingredients grown through GM technology and gain insight on recent GMO labeling initiatives and the advancement of food safety.