The topic of GMOs is a highly debated subject today especially concerning what goes in to our food. Many people argue that we have been modifying our food since we switched from a hunter gatherer society to an agricultural one, and that there is nothing to worry about. Conversely the other side says that we should stick to the old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and that GMOs are unnecessary and dangerous to our health and that of the environment. That selective breeding is different than transgenics, how many GMOs are engineered today. Before we are able to determine whether or not GMOs are “good or bad” we first have to know what they are.