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Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 10:41 pm
A: I was born and raised in a developing country, Honduras, and can appreciate the concern for the well-being of the people and the environment. It is really important that we consider the well-being of farmers in developing countries because they represent 90 percent of all farmers growing GM crops in the world (ISAAA, 2012). So far, biotechnology has offered developing countries farms with increased productivity, economic gains and environmental benefits, including reduced insecticide use and... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Friday, 8/02/2013 3:22 pm
A: While it is true that, to date, the majority of the benefits of GMOs have been realized by farmers, there are also important examples of direct consumer benefits. GM commodities incorporating pest resistance can and have significantly reduced pesticide use and resulting pesticide residues.  This is especially important in low-income countries, where farmers frequently lack access to safe pesticides―and may not be properly trained in pesticide use, or in postharvest... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Monday, 7/29/2013 1:22 pm
A: This is a great question―and I understand your concern.  I might not be able to respond on behalf of all of the stakeholders referenced in your question, but what I can offer is my perspective as a farmer. What I know and see every day is that farmers are free to choose what seeds they use to grow their crops based on what is best for their farms, market demand and local growing environment. In fact, many farmers welcome the opportunity to use―or not to use―the new traits that are... Continue Reading