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Posted On: Monday, 3/10/2014 5:58 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
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Posted On: Thursday, 8/01/2013 3:30 pm
A: More information is available in this blog post from Monsanto. You can read a previous response on this topic here.
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Posted On: Friday, 4/11/2014 6:22 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
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Posted On: Monday, 3/10/2014 8:40 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.”
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Posted On: Tuesday, 4/08/2014 1:13 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.