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Q: How is Monsanto a "sustainable agriculture" company, when in fact GMOs and the heavy use of Round-Up encourages Super Weeds, and as a result, the use of more and new herbicides?
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 12:36 pm
Answered By: John K. Soteres, Ph.D., Global Weed Resistance Lead, Monsanto on Sunday, 8/04/2013 3:17 pm
A: To address this issue, one must first look at the current state of herbicide resistance and then examine the definitions of "sustainable agriculture" and the recommendations of public and private weed scientists to best manage resistance. Resistance is not new, nor is it isolated to glyphosate. The first case of resistance to an herbicide was recorded in 1957, and since this time resistance has been recorded for just about every herbicide being used today. Relative to most of... Continue Reading
Q: How is biodiversity impacted by the introduction of GM crops? Are the current set of crops being replace with a smaller, less biologically diverse set of GM crops?If so, is there an increased risk of a much larger-scale impact from the adaptation of...
Posted On: Monday, 7/29/2013 11:10 am
Answered By: Martina Newell-McGloughlin, Director, International Biotechnology Program, University of California, Davis on Friday, 8/02/2013 5:51 pm
A: Wow, there are a lot of great questions here. I’ll answer them individually:First, how is biodiversity impacted by the introduction of GM crops? Biodiversity is actually enhanced by the adoption of GM crops. Those crops commercialized to date have reduced the impacts of agriculture on biodiversity through enhanced adoption of conservation tillage practices, through reduction of pesticide use and use of more environmentally benign herbicides and through increasing yields to alleviate pressure... Continue Reading
Posted On: Saturday, 3/01/2014 2:35 pm
Q: I want to thank you for the website on GMO which has been very helpful towards my research on plant biotechnology. I would like your opinion on this recent study on GMOs from NZ:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/14735903.2013.806408
Posted On: Wednesday, 10/09/2013 7:22 pm
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Posted On: Friday, 1/24/2014 10:06 am