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Q: What do you think of the following statement from http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/51-2012/14164-glyphosate-and-gmos-impact-on-crops-soils-animals-and-man-dr-don-huber ?"Glyphosate is a strong organic phosphate chelator that immobilizes...
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 9:20 pm
Answered By: on Thursday, 3/13/2014 6:00 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
Q: I’ve read Glyphosate was first patented as a chelator in 1964 by Stauffer Chemical Co. It was patented by Monsanto and introduced as an herbicide in 1974. According to Dr. Huber, an award-winning scientist and professor emeritus of plant pathology...
Posted On: Sunday, 10/06/2013 6:54 pm
Answered By: John Vicini, Ph.D., Food Safety Scientific Affairs Lead, Monsanto on Thursday, 3/13/2014 5:56 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
Q: What is your response to the Canadian study that found Bt toxins in the afterbirth of pregnant women?
Posted On: Friday, 8/02/2013 3:59 pm
Answered By: David Tribe Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Agriculture and Food Systems/Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia on Friday, 3/07/2014 11:53 am
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
Q: After eliminating GMOs from my diet, I intuitively can tell when I accidently eat gmos. I get a specific "sluggish feeling." Humans used mercury to harvest gold because we did not know better. Life is complex. We live in relationship...
Posted On: Friday, 8/02/2013 11:50 am
Answered By: Keith Reding, Ph.D., Biotech Regulatory Policy Lead, Monsanto on Thursday, 2/27/2014 6:30 pm
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
Q: I asked this question and it was deleted from your site. How do you explain the President of the US Cancer Panel 2008-2009 Annual Report "Environmental Factors In Cancer" linking pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides used in GMO crops to...
Posted On: Friday, 8/02/2013 11:19 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Wednesday, 2/26/2014 11:31 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