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Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 9:20 pm
A: Your comment has already been addressed on the website. Please take a look at these responses on GMO Answers, which address your question/concern very well:http://gmoanswers.com/ask/i-dont-understand-how-you-can-say-gmo-food-safe-when-farmers-are-spraying-glyphosate-their-crops, answered by Marian Bleeke, Fate and Metabolism Platform Lead, MonsantoResponse from John Vicini, Food Safety Scientific Affairs Lead, Monsanto, regarding glyphosate as a chelator and antimicrobial [http://gmoanswers.... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Sunday, 10/06/2013 6:54 pm
A:  Dr. Huber’s assertions have been addressed previously, and I’d refer you to this response (http://gmoanswers.com/ask/i-dont-understand-how-you-can-say-gmo-food-safe-when-farmers-are-spraying-glyphosate-their-crops) on GMO Answers, by Marian Bleeke, as well as this blog post (http://thefanningmill.com/2014/01/10/deconstructing-don-huber-a-tale-of-two-talks/), written by organic farmer Rob Wallbridge. Regarding your question, it is true that glyphosate is a chelator and that it has... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Friday, 8/02/2013 3:59 pm
A: Dr. David Tribe, Senior Lecturer on Agriculture and Food Systems and Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia, addressed the study conducted by Aziz Aris and Samuel Leblanc in an article on the Biofortified Blog. The full article is posted below.Here are a few key points: “The authors of the study claim to have detected the Cry1Ab protein in the blood of pregnant and nonpregnant Canadian women, and in umbilical cord blood of fetuses.”"A number of... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Friday, 8/02/2013 11:50 am
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
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Posted On: Friday, 8/02/2013 11:19 pm
A: Jim Gaffney, Strategy Lead, Biotech Affairs and Regulatory at DuPont Pioneer, recently posted a response to your original question regarding the President’s Cancer Panel’s Annual Report. The response is available here and included below. Gaffney’s response explores the important role the Environmental Protection Agency plays in regulating the sale and use of pesticides and a statement from the American Cancer Society that points out that the report “does not represent scientific consensus” but... Continue Reading

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