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Posted On: Monday, 3/10/2014 5:58 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Monday, 4/28/2014 8:32 pm
A: Only eight crops are available as GM varieties: corn, soybeans, cotton, canola, alfalfa, sugar beets, papaya and summer squash. Some of the crops, like canola and soybeans, are used to make cooking oils. Some refined sugar is derived from sugar beets. Few produce crops (fruits and vegetables) are available as GM varieties (somesweet corn, papaya and summer squash).If you’re specifically shopping for non-GMO products, plenty of options are available. This excerpt of a response... Continue Reading
Q: Does Monsanto own, wholly or partially, the private security firm Academi (formerly known as Blackwater and Xe Services)? Has Monsanto engaged Blackwater/Xe at any point in the past, and if so for what purposes?
Posted On: Thursday, 8/01/2013 3:30 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Monday, 4/28/2014 8:25 pm
A: More information is available in this blog post from Monsanto. You can read a previous response on this topic here.
Posted On: Friday, 4/11/2014 6:22 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Monday, 4/28/2014 8:24 pm
A: We respect people around the world and their right to choose healthy food products that are best for them and their families. People make decisions about food—which are very important and personal decisions—for a variety of reasons. Check out this perspective from California mom and stone-fruit farmer Karri Hammerstrom. An excerpt is below. We welcome your thoughts in the comment section. “As a mother and a stone-fruit farmer, I constantly worry about the safety... Continue Reading
Q: Name as many examples as you can to citizens from unsafe foods or percentage of these illnesses was caused by special genetic modifications?
Posted On: Monday, 3/10/2014 8:40 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Friday, 4/25/2014 1:49 pm
A: The answer is zero. As described in the infographic below from CommonGround, “In the 12-plus years that modern biotech crops have been commercially grown, there has not been a single documented case of an ecosystem disrupted or a person made ill.”
Posted On: Tuesday, 4/08/2014 1:13 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Friday, 4/18/2014 7:27 pm
A: If you have a question about a specific company’s product, please visit the company’s website. The only GMOs commercially available in the U.S. are the following eight crops: soybeans, corn (field and sweet), papaya, canola, cotton, alfalfa, sugar beets and summer squash. Many beverages contain high-fructose corn syrup and/or sugar, which can be derived from GM corn and GM sugar beets, respectively.