Terminology explained


A genetically modified organism, or GMO, is an organism that has had its DNA altered or modified in some way through genetic engineering. In most cases, GMOs have been altered with DNA from another organism, be it a bacterium, plant, virus or animal; these organisms are sometimes referred to as "transgenic" organisms.


Materials economy

A system composed of extraction of raw materials, production, distribution, consumption, and disposal. 

triple bottom line

Broadens the focus from only financial bottom line for a business to include social and environmental responsibilities. It measures social and economic value of its impact. 

Often described as "People, Planet, Profits"