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Q: How can we trust a compagnie that modifying DNA with plasmide from agrobacteria when we know for exemple that lyme disease is a plasmide bacteria and why are you keeping most of DNA part sources secret for your GMO if you pretend that it's not...
Posted On: Monday, 7/29/2013 7:09 pm
Answered By: on Wednesday, 2/26/2014 5:17 pm
A: GMO-Safety.eu provides basic background information on the use of Agrobacterium to modify plants, and describes Agrobacterium-mediated plant transformation as “one of the most commonly used methods for transporting new genes into plant cells and for ensuring their stable integration into the genome.” According to Dr. Peter Davies, professor of plant physiology and international professor of plant biology at Cornell University, “plasmids are a very small piece of bacterial DNA. Agrobacterium,... Continue Reading
Q: What does GMOAnwers have to say about the fact that results from scientist lab research has shown cancers and sterility in rats in only three generations of breeding, while being fed GMO food as their main diet. Also why is it that the scientist...
Posted On: Friday, 8/02/2013 12:23 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Wednesday, 2/26/2014 5:14 pm
A: If you are referencing Gilles-Eric Séralini’s two-year rat-feeding study, GMO Answers has received several related questions. Alan McHughen, CE biotechnology specialist and geneticist, provided a detailed response about the study. Here is an excerpt: “The pictures from that study conducted by Gilles-Eric Séralini are frightening—and made for sensationalistic media coverage. However, when teams of scientists from around the world looked at the study carefully, they found that the... Continue Reading
Q: If your so proud of your GMO products and youre trying to say its good for me, then surley the government wont mind if there are GMO labels... right??
Posted On: Tuesday, 2/11/2014 8:35 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Wednesday, 2/26/2014 5:13 pm
A: This is one of the most common questions submitted to GMO Answers. Cathleen Enright, executive director for the Council for Biotechnology Information, answered a similar question about labeling. Here is an excerpt: “As believers in GM technology, and having seen the benefits nurture farmers and society alike, we are proud—in fact, you’ll see many of our accomplishments under ‘GMOs and the Future of Agriculture’: http://gmoanswers.com/explore. And you’ll find no excuses here—just our... Continue Reading
Q: Why is GMOs banned in over 50 other contries if its SOOOO good for you huh??? TRY ANSWERIN THAT!!!
Posted On: Tuesday, 2/11/2014 8:39 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Wednesday, 2/26/2014 5:11 pm
A: We have answered several questions about GMOs in other countries. We thought you might be interested in this response from Cathleen Enright, executive director of the Council for Biotechnology Information. The original response can be found here, and an excerpt is included below: “I’m aware of only one country, Kenya, with a ban in place on GMO food imports. The decision came about in November 2012, apparently during a cabinet meeting, that circumvented the existing Kenyan... Continue Reading
Q: How does the industry respond to the recent Samsel & Seneff research regarding Glyphosate's ability to damage the balance of healthy gut bacteria, through this bacteria's shikimate pathway? Monsanto has long claimed the safety of...
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 7:49 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Wednesday, 2/26/2014 5:09 pm
A: The Samsel & Seneff study is a popular topic, and we’ve already received several questions about it. Dr. Kevin Folta, interim chair and associate professor in the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, recently answered a similar question about the Samsel & Seneff study. Here is an excerpt: “…Relatively small amounts of glyphosate are applied as weeds emerge. These die and do not compete against emerging glyphosate-resistant crops. Glyphosate is... Continue Reading