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Posted On: Sunday, 3/02/2014 10:13 pm
A: This is an important question and has been discussed several times on GMO Answers. You might be interested in these graphics briefly outlining the history of crop modification.   According to Dr. Bruce Chassy, professor emeritus of food safety and nutritional sciences at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, “GM crops have been planted on more than 2 billion hectares by more than 17 million farmers over 17 years in about 30 countries, with no adverse ecological impacts... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Tuesday, 12/17/2013 9:32 pm
A: This is a great question, but not an easy one to answer. If you peruse GMO Answers, you’ll find hundreds of statements and studies supporting GM crops and the use of biotechnology in agriculture. However, public opinion about GMOs can be difficult to measure. For example, if you visit Debate.org and look at opinions about GMOs, you’ll find a 50-50 scenario, where half are for GMOs and half are against. On the Debate.org platform, you can read comments that explain why people voted for or... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Tuesday, 1/07/2014 10:04 am
A: Several experts responded to the announcement from General Mills that Cheerios will no longer include GM ingredients. You might be interested in an excerpt from a response from Cathleen Enright, executive director for the Council for Biotechnology Information: “We believe food companies have the right to select the ingredients that are best for their markets, just as farmers have the right to choose the seeds that are right for their businesses. We appreciated General Mills’... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Tuesday, 1/07/2014 10:03 am
A: The recent General Mills announcement sparked a lively conversation on GMO Answers. In fact, several experts responded to the announcement that Cheerios will no longer include GM ingredients. To answer your first question about removing GM ingredients, please see an excerpt from a response from Cathleen Enright, executive director of the Council for Biotechnology Information: “We believe food companies have the right to select the ingredients that are best for their markets, just as... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Tuesday, 2/04/2014 3:59 pm
A: Thank you for your question, Shelly! We are happy to share that our biotech-enhanced, non-browning Arctic apples will have no impact whatsoever on your ability to purchase organic apples, nor will they impact any consumer’s ability to choose whatever variety and production method they prefer. This is due to a number of factors, chief among them the fact that even if Arctic apples were to cross-pollinate with a neighboring orchard, the resulting fruit would not be affected. As a comparison... Continue Reading

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