GMO-free seeds are plant seeds that have not been genetically modified by lab-based gene manipulation processes. Manufacturers develop GMO seeds to enhance growth or to combat known health effects of certain plants. There is significant public debate over whether GMO seeds are acceptable because they come from lab-based biological techniques.
It is often difficult for farmers and homeowners to get GMO-free seeds because many of the world's largest seed producers now mass produce GMO seeds. Some niche businesses operate online and sell to customers by promoting their supplies of GMO-free seeds. Those opposed to GMO seeds often buy from these companies to avoid supporting GMO producers.