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Q: Why is GMOs banned in over 50 other contries if its SOOOO good for you huh??? TRY ANSWERIN THAT!!!
Posted On: Tuesday, 2/11/2014 8:39 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Wednesday, 2/26/2014 5:11 pm
A: We have answered several questions about GMOs in other countries. We thought you might be interested in this response from Cathleen Enright, executive director of the Council for Biotechnology Information. The original response can be found here, and an excerpt is included below: “I’m aware of only one country, Kenya, with a ban in place on GMO food imports. The decision came about in November 2012, apparently during a cabinet meeting, that circumvented the existing Kenyan... Continue Reading
Q: If your so proud of your GMO products and youre trying to say its good for me, then surley the government wont mind if there are GMO labels... right??
Posted On: Tuesday, 2/11/2014 8:35 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Wednesday, 2/26/2014 5:13 pm
A: This is one of the most common questions submitted to GMO Answers. Cathleen Enright, executive director for the Council for Biotechnology Information, answered a similar question about labeling. Here is an excerpt: “As believers in GM technology, and having seen the benefits nurture farmers and society alike, we are proud—in fact, you’ll see many of our accomplishments under ‘GMOs and the Future of Agriculture’: http://gmoanswers.com/explore. And you’ll find no excuses here—just our... Continue Reading
Posted On: Thursday, 1/30/2014 11:38 am
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Saturday, 2/15/2014 6:21 pm
A: This is a common question topic and has been discussed a number of times on GMO Answers. We would like to share a couple of those responses with you. You might be interested in a response from Dr. Denneal Jamison-McClung, associate director for the UC Davis Biotechnology Program, in which she addresses the question “How can you be sure that GMO foods won’t affect human health long-term?” While an excerpt is below, her full response is available here. “…Currently approved GM crops... Continue Reading
Posted On: Thursday, 1/23/2014 1:28 am
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Saturday, 2/15/2014 6:18 pm
A: While we are unaware of a complete list of all of the organizations or scientific bodies that approve of the safety of GMOs or support GMOs, there is a list of Learned Societies and National Academies Endorsing Safety of Genetically Modified Crops that was provided to the State of Connecticut General Assembly and included the following organizations:American Association for the Advancement of ScienceAmerican Medical AssociationAmerican Society for MicrobiologyAustralian Academy of... Continue Reading
Posted On: Monday, 1/20/2014 11:16 am
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Saturday, 2/15/2014 6:06 pm
A: Jennifer Schmidt, Maryland farmer and registered dietician, recently answered a question about feeling “sluggish” after eating GMOs. You might find her response interesting; an excerpt is below: “…As a farmer, a mom, a consumer of food and a Registered Dietitian who also eats intuitively, I’ve never experienced any ‘sluggish feeling’ related to consumption of genetically engineered foods. We grow both ‘GMO’ and ‘non-GMO’ crops. Our family eats what we grow, lives on our farm and has the... Continue Reading
By Community Manager (CBI) on Friday, January 10, 2014 - 03:26
We believe food companies have the right to select the ingredients that are best for their markets, just as farmers have the right to choose the seeds that are right for their businesses. We appreciated General Mills transparency in this regard. General Mills did a good job explaining the change and reinforcing the safety of GMOs. (General Mills’ statements are available online: http://blog.generalmills.com/2014/01/the-one-and-only-cheerios and http://cheerios.com/en/Articles/cheerios-and-gmos. General Mills’ position on GMOs has not changed. (General Mills’ position on GMOs is available online: http://www.generalmills.com/Home/ChannelG/on_biotechnology.aspx. This was a marketing decision.