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Posted On: Tuesday, 3/25/2014 4:00 pm
A: This is an important question, and a common one on GMO Answers. There are several uses for GMOs, and we would like to share a few of them with you. You might be interested in this video about the rainbow papaya and how GMO technology helped save the Hawaiian papaya industry.Also, the graphic below details what GM traits are used in crops in the United States, including herbicide tolerance, disease resistance and insect resistance.  If you have any additional questions, please... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Tuesday, 3/25/2014 3:49 pm
A: This is a great question, and we want to start by sharing information about how GM seeds came to be used in agriculture. Farmers have intentionally changed the genetic makeup of all the crops they have grown and the livestock they have raised since domestic agriculture began 10,000 years ago. Every fruit, vegetable and grain that is commercially available today has been altered by human hands, including organic and heirloom seeds.In the late 20th century, advances in technology enabled us... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Sunday, 2/23/2014 3:09 pm
A: Society has the responsibility of using science, rather than hype, to inform regulation, policy and scientific strategies to develop crops that can continue providing us with safe foods. In 2013, the World Food Prize was awarded to the pioneering scientists who developed modern agricultural biotechnology. Biotechnology crops have provided significant economic benefit to millions of consumers, reduced agriculturally related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reduced soil erosion and substantially... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Tuesday, 3/11/2014 2:46 pm
A: We invite you to learn about the purpose of GMO Answers at Here is an excerpt from our About section outlining our five core principles; we hope it makes information about GMOs easier to find, analyze and experience:What is GMO Answers?GMO Answers is an initiative committed to responding to your questions about how food is grown. Its goal is to make information about GMOs in food and agriculture easier to access and understand. The members and partners of... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Sunday, 2/16/2014 6:29 pm
A: The process of genetic modification is explained in this video, using the rainbow papaya as an example. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.