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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.
Q: Ive heard quite a few stories about antigmo activists destroying plants that researchers are growing, and how they just as often destroy nongm crops as they do gm ones. Is there any way to distinguish between plants that have been modified by...
Posted On: Saturday, 4/05/2014 6:19 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Friday, 4/18/2014 7:22 pm
A: You can read about vandalism of GM crops in this post by Karl Haro von Mogel on Biofortified.org. GM and non-GM crops look the same. According to this article from the Los Angeles Times, “[t]o the naked eye, the white puffs of cotton growing on shrubs, the yellow flowers on canola plants and the towering tassels on cornstalks look just like those on any other plants.” If you’re interested in learning more about the different types of methods used to develop... Continue Reading
Q: As a facebook user,anti-gmo groups & info are all over the place. I tried to find a pro-gmo group to "like" & cannot find one. Fortunately, I understand the need for gmo's but so many people are full of anxiety, worry, &...
Posted On: Thursday, 9/26/2013 11:25 pm
Answered By: Keith Reding, Ph.D., Biotech Regulatory Policy Lead, Monsanto Company on Friday, 4/18/2014 1:35 pm
A: Based on your question, it seems that you are skeptical about the intentions and awareness of those of us who have dedicated our lives to researching and developing GM crops. I’d like to address your question based on my personal experience. I grew up in southeastern Arkansas, in a small farming town named Dumas, where my grandfather, uncles and cousins were and still are farmers. I worked in the cotton fields every summer, scouting for insect pests so farmers knew when to apply... Continue Reading