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Posted On: Saturday, 5/17/2014 1:23 pm
Answered By: Jane Andrews, MS, RD, Nutrition & Product Labeling Manager, Wegmans Food Markets on Wednesday, 6/11/2014 11:10 am
A: Thanks to GMO Answers for allowing us to respond. I assume the question is regarding the sales and labeling of GMO food products at Wegmans Food Markets. We are a family-owned chain of 84 stores based in Rochester, New York. Like supermarkets across the nation, we sell a wide variety of foods, including GMO products, non-GMO products and certified organic products. Recently, customers have asked for our point of view regarding GMOs. Our Emerging Issues Team studied the topic for over a year... Continue Reading
Posted On: Sunday, 3/30/2014 10:25 pm
Answered By: David Saltmiras, Toxicology Manager, Monsanto on Thursday, 5/15/2014 5:16 pm
A: No, glyphosate does not cause cancer. But don’t just take my word for it. Please also consider statements from multiple authorities who reviewed both robust glyphosate data sets and peer-reviewed literature, quoted below. Over the last 25 years or more, these expert reviewers have not wavered from the science-based conclusion that glyphosate does not cause cancer. What I find quite compelling is that over the years, the volume of toxicology studies on glyphosate has grown considerably and has... Continue Reading
Q: Since we dont know for certain if GMOs may be problematic, then it is only safe to identify a GMO from other foods. You cannot answer IF it will be harmful, SO at the very least, why not identify which is a GMO so that consumers will have a choice...
Posted On: Sunday, 2/23/2014 12:05 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Friday, 5/09/2014 2:35 pm
A: Thanks for coming to GMO Answers. Many scientists have published studies supporting the safety of GM foods. Fran Castle, global senior manager of communications for BASF, discusses this in one of her responses: “There are many studies demonstrating the safety of GMO food. There is a great site where you can find a link to a listing of 600 studies at the GENERA project at Biofortified.com. Each has citation, and in many cases, the full text of the study or at least the abstract... Continue Reading
Posted On: Tuesday, 3/25/2014 11:02 am
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Tuesday, 5/06/2014 3:41 pm
A: We often receive questions related to GMOs and health, such as whether GMOs cause cancer, allergies or long-term health issues, and we encourage you to take a look at these responses. GMOs are the most regulated and tested product in agricultural history. There have been thousands of studies conducted on the safety of GMOs, including hundreds of independent studies. It takes several years and millions of dollars to bring a GMO crop to market, and this report details how much time, money and... Continue Reading
Q: Why shouldnt nonGMO food be labeled instead? Much easier, smaller group, and more relevant to those who are concerned.
Posted On: Monday, 3/10/2014 9:09 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Tuesday, 5/06/2014 3:39 pm
A: Several options for retailers to voluntarily label non-GMO products already exist in the marketplace. In fact, Gregory Conko, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, discusses available options to label non-GMO products in another post. An excerpt is below, but we encourage you to read his entire response.“Some consumers wish to avoid foods with genetically engineered ingredients, so food producers have increasingly responded to this market demand by labeling food... Continue Reading