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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
Q: Why are GMO companies against labeling GMO foods? -- Submitted as Part of GMO Answers' Top Consumer Questions Survey --
Posted On: Tuesday, 5/06/2014 11:07 am
Answered By: Cathleen Enright, Executive Director of the Council for Biotechnology Information on Tuesday, 5/06/2014 11:09 am
A: Could I begin by describing the labeling we support? When it comes to safeguarding your health and nutrition, we support the mandatory labeling of food, including GM food, if it raises a safety or health concern, for example, to alert sensitive populations to the potential presence of an allergen. We also support mandatory labeling of GM food if there is a change to the food’s composition, nutritional profile, taste or smell, or any other characteristic that would make it different from its... Continue Reading
Posted On: Monday, 3/10/2014 5:58 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Monday, 4/28/2014 8:32 pm
A: Only eight crops are available as GM varieties: corn, soybeans, cotton, canola, alfalfa, sugar beets, papaya and summer squash. Some of the crops, like canola and soybeans, are used to make cooking oils. Some refined sugar is derived from sugar beets. Few produce crops (fruits and vegetables) are available as GM varieties (somesweet corn, papaya and summer squash).If you’re specifically shopping for non-GMO products, plenty of options are available. This excerpt of a response... Continue Reading