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Q: Hi this is Kimberly Schneider again. I wanted a clear concise answer to my question about the substantial increase in food allergies over the years due to the gmos. I would prefer that the person who answers my question not be employed directly by...
Posted On: Monday, 10/21/2013 3:22 pm
Answered By: Lisa D. Katic, R.D., Principal, K Consulting on Friday, 12/13/2013 2:14 pm
A: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question and address some concerns. Food allergies are mainly caused by eight major foods (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish) and account for about 90% of reported food allergies in the US. First, it is important to note that only one of these eight major allergens listed above is a potential product of biotechnology and that is soy. Of the remaining seven allergens listed, none are commercially... Continue Reading
Q: Are these scientists all wrong, there are over 800 scientists who all believe GMOs are a bad idea. http://www.i-sis.org.uk/list.phpHow many scientist believe that GMOs are good and do all of these scientist work for big agro corporations?
Posted On: Wednesday, 7/31/2013 11:33 am
Answered By: David Tribe Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Agriculture and Food Systems/Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia on Friday, 12/13/2013 1:40 pm
A: Scientific arguments are not settled by counting the number of people supporting an opinion. They start with a careful search for scientifically valid evidence, and they carry this forward with open-minded and careful logical reasoning and false conclusions are eliminated from the discussion. Good scientific reasoning also takes notice of the whole body of evidence on a topic, and updates the verdict as new evidence becomes available. The I-SIS website mentioned in the question has a... Continue Reading
Q: Why is your web site setup so that all the questions appear in the vertically elongated font in orange, while your expert answers appear in normal black? I find it hard to read the questions, especially it is long. Is it your intention to associate...
Posted On: Sunday, 9/22/2013 12:09 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Friday, 12/13/2013 1:24 pm
A: Thanks for sharing your feedback. In fact, we continue to change the look and feel of the site in response to feedback. There’s no hidden agenda with font and color choice. The purpose of this community is to create a place to answer your questions about GMOs and biotechnology, and our goal is to make information about biotechnology in agriculture easier for you to access and evaluate. More information is available here: http://gmoanswers.com/about. We will keep your feedback in... Continue Reading
Posted On: Monday, 7/29/2013 9:57 pm
Answered By: Rod Herman, Science Advisor, Biotechnology Regulatory Sciences Group, Regulatory Science and Government Affairs Department, Dow AgroSciences on Friday, 12/13/2013 1:21 pm
A: Corn has been grown by humans for approximately 10,000 years and its genetics have been heavily modified through breeding and mutation to improve its utility as a crop over this very long period. The modern technique of transgenesis has been used to further improve the agronomic characteristics of corn over the last two decades. Transgenesis has become synonymous with the term “genetically modified” (GM) over this time period, but it is really a misnomer. So all corn on the planet... Continue Reading
Q: If GMOs are so safe, why does much evidence show that their introduction into the marketplace is concurrent with the rise of Leaky Gut Syndrome in the US? Monsanto claims that Bt sweet corn is made to rupture the stomach of any "pests"...
Posted On: Thursday, 8/01/2013 1:44 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Friday, 12/13/2013 1:16 pm
A: Kevin Folta posted a response to a similar question which addresses the impact of Bt on pests, the response is available here:http://gmoanswers.com/ask/i-have-read-several-articles-and-watched-alarming-utube-video-blame-gmos-many-gi-problems-people. From Kevin’s post: “The anti-pest protein (we'll call it Bt from now on) does not make "stomachs explode" in any critter. That's a little hyperbole. Bt is natural and used in organic farming as a pesticide. In... Continue Reading