We’ve all heard it: GM food is the devil. We tell our friends how bad it is, we try to avoid it and sigh in relief when we see ‘GM Free’ on food products. But what do we know about it, really?

The controversy surrounding GM food is complex and far-reaching, with people dedicating their lives working for and against GM foods. Whichever side you decide to take, the crux of the matter is understanding what GMOs really are.