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Q: Why did General Mills say only Cheerios original could have GMOs removed and that it would be impossible to remove GMO from their other food products? Is it true that oats are not genetically modified and is that how Cheerios can have a nonGMO...
Posted On: Tuesday, 1/07/2014 10:03 am
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Wednesday, 2/26/2014 4:38 pm
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
Q: I only buy my family organic apples and Im worried that the new GMO apple will contaminate all other apples, including organic ones. How could the company possibly stop this from happening?
Posted On: Tuesday, 2/04/2014 3:59 pm
Answered By: Neal Carter, P.Eng, President & Founder, Okanagan Specialty Fruits on Wednesday, 2/26/2014 3:51 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
Posted On: Monday, 1/20/2014 11:16 am
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Saturday, 2/15/2014 6:06 pm
A: Jennifer Schmidt, Maryland farmer and registered dietician, recently answered a question about feeling “sluggish” after eating GMOs. You might find her response interesting; an excerpt is below: “…As a farmer, a mom, a consumer of food and a Registered Dietitian who also eats intuitively, I’ve never experienced any ‘sluggish feeling’ related to consumption of genetically engineered foods. We grow both ‘GMO’ and ‘non-GMO’ crops. Our family eats what we grow, lives on our farm and has the... Continue Reading
Q: Why do so many people oppose GM technology, in the face of overwhelming clear and convincing scientific evidence that it causes no harm and offers great benefits, both now and in the future? How can those of us in favour of it effectively make our...
Posted On: Thursday, 8/01/2013 3:36 pm
Answered By: Joan Ruskamp, Nebraska Farmer on Tuesday, 2/11/2014 10:15 am
A: As a farmer, I have had the opportunity to hear concerns about how we raise our food. Many times I have been asked if I am an organic farmer or where they can buy my products. It seems the majority of consumers that have come into contact with a farmer have only done so through farmers markets. There the consumer meets the producer, develops a relationship and trust is built in the product as well as in the producer. When I direct the conversation towards questions about... Continue Reading
Q: What is your response to the recent study that claims GMO foods alter human DNA? httpwww.plosone.orgarticleinfo3Adoi2F10.13712Fjournal.pone.0069805
Posted On: Friday, 1/10/2014 8:49 am
Answered By: Dr. Wendy Harwood, The John Innes Centre, UK on Friday, 2/07/2014 7:48 pm
A: The study referred to looked at the question of whether fragments of DNA, consumed in our food, could pass into the blood stream. The main finding was that this could happen and that fragments of DNA large enough to contain whole genes could enter the human circulation system. Previous to this study, it was thought than DNA would be completely degraded during the digestion process. We consume large amounts DNA from plants in our everyday diet. If the diet contained some GM products then some of... Continue Reading