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Activity Steps


Activity Number 160287 Level 2

The authors acknowledge that GMOs are negatively associated with agricultural practices. According to the US Code of Federal Regulations, genetically modified technology is not allowed to be used in or added to organic agricultural products. However, substantial research shows that GMSs offer a safe alternate to conventional crops. The authors present the evidence that this current policy is outdated and recommend that GMOs be allowed to fall within the definition of organic.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Differentiate the characteristics of genetic engineering and organic agriculture.
  2. Recognize consumers' perceptions of organic versus genetically modified foods.
  3. Identify the advantages of genetic modification in food production.
Price: $21.95


  • CDR 1.5 CPEU
  • FCDN 1.5 CPEU

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), provider number LI001. Registered dietitians (RDs) will receive 1.5 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for successful completion of this program/material, CPE Level 2. Activity Number 160287.

Professions: Dietetic Professional
Test Code: NT0121
Published: Jan/Feb 2021
Expires: 12/2/2022
Sources: Nutrition Today
Required Passing Score: 8/10 (80%)
Authors: Maria Belen Salazar Tijerino, MS; Lily C. Darbishire, MPH, RDN; Monique Mi Song Chung, MS; Grace C. E. Esler; Alexander Chang Liu; Dennis Alan Savaiano, PhD
Categories: Nutrition
Specialties: Nutrition