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Posted On: Monday, 7/29/2013 10:49 pm
A: The short answer is: while the initial transformation process can be described as a “shotgun” or random approach, researchers use numerous tools and techniques to eliminate all of the plants where the insertion occurred in an undesirable location or where the insertion could be disrupting or negatively impacting surrounding genes. Then researchers conduct rigorous safety tests on the remaining plants to make sure the insertion did not produce any new proteins—except for the protein that was... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 11:17 pm
A: Writer Jon Entine discussed this ELLE article in a Slate article; an excerpt is below, and you can read the full article here. “Shetterly’s narrative is emotionally compelling, but only that; it just doesn’t withstand the critical scrutiny of science. Let’s start with her central premise: Genetically modified foods, or more specifically genetic modified corn, can cause allergic reactions. Is that even possible? Can the process of genetic modification create allergies?“‘Not likely,’ said... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Monday, 8/05/2013 11:21 am
A: Gary Null’s self-produced, documentary-style film has been reviewed by Keith Kloor, science writer for Discover magazine. Here is an excerpt: “There was a time when Gary Null, a popular alternative-health speaker and author, was the Deepak Chopra of nutrition. He’s written best-selling books (one of them about reversing the aging process) and, like Chopra, has been featured on PBS during fundraising drives. Nearing 70, Null was in the news several years ago... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Wednesday, 1/08/2014 4:37 am
A: Typically, scientists who focus on reproductive and developmental safety look at two different sources of information: animal studies and epidemiologic investigations. In regard to animal data, glyphosate is relatively unique in having multiple independent companies perform reproductive and developmental toxicology studies in rodents and rabbits. These studies show no reproducible reproductive or developmental effects. Most recently, in 2012, a group of toxicologists conducted a detailed... Continue Reading
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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:, 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://... Continue Reading