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Posted On: Thursday, 2/27/2014 1:38 pm
Answered By: Stephen Adams, Chemistry Regulatory Affairs Manager, Monsanto on Thursday, 5/15/2014 5:38 pm
A: Drinking water can come from two sources: a public water system that provides drinking water to approximately 90 percent of Americans, or private drinking-water wells. Groundwater or surface waters (lakes, rivers and streams) are the sources of drinking water. There are a number of management practices that farmers use to limit the movement of glyphosate herbicides and other pesticide tools in both ground- and surface-water sources of drinking water. There are two ways in which pesticides... Continue Reading
Posted On: Friday, 3/07/2014 10:52 am
Answered By: Ray Dobert, Biotech Regulatory Policy Lead, Monsanto on Thursday, 5/15/2014 5:27 pm
A: I have been around many folks who have eaten food derived from GMO crops since they were introduced in the mid-1990s, including my family, and I have not heard anyone comment on their tasting bad. (Now, brussels sprouts (which are not technically GMOs but did result from quite a bit of genetic modification) are a different matter—lots of complaints there.) From personal experience with eating a range of foods that are GMO (like Bt sweet corn right out of the field, virus-resistant papaya... Continue Reading
Posted On: Sunday, 3/30/2014 10:25 pm
Answered By: David Saltmiras, Toxicology Manager, Monsanto on Thursday, 5/15/2014 5:16 pm
A: No, glyphosate does not cause cancer. But don’t just take my word for it. Please also consider statements from multiple authorities who reviewed both robust glyphosate data sets and peer-reviewed literature, quoted below. Over the last 25 years or more, these expert reviewers have not wavered from the science-based conclusion that glyphosate does not cause cancer. What I find quite compelling is that over the years, the volume of toxicology studies on glyphosate has grown considerably and has... Continue Reading
Q: Since we dont know for certain if GMOs may be problematic, then it is only safe to identify a GMO from other foods. You cannot answer IF it will be harmful, SO at the very least, why not identify which is a GMO so that consumers will have a choice...
Posted On: Sunday, 2/23/2014 12:05 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Friday, 5/09/2014 2:35 pm
A: Thanks for coming to GMO Answers. Many scientists have published studies supporting the safety of GM foods. Fran Castle, global senior manager of communications for BASF, discusses this in one of her responses: “There are many studies demonstrating the safety of GMO food. There is a great site where you can find a link to a listing of 600 studies at the GENERA project at Biofortified.com. Each has citation, and in many cases, the full text of the study or at least the abstract... Continue Reading
Q: Can you comment on these studies listed on a web site called 5 reasons to be concerned about GMOs? While Monsanto initially marketed Roundup as being safer than table salt, several studies have pointed to health risks. A 2008 study in Sweden linked...
Posted On: Saturday, 3/22/2014 10:34 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Tuesday, 5/06/2014 3:40 pm
A: There is a lot of misinformation out there, and the article you reference, “5 Reasons to be concerned about GMOs”, makes several assertions that our independent experts have reviewed and discussed on our website. We would like to share some relevant responses with you, including those about GMOs and alleged risks to human health, such as claims that GMOs cause cancer, an increase in allergies, celiac disease, other long-term... Continue Reading