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Posted On: Tuesday, 3/11/2014 2:46 pm
A: We invite you to learn about the purpose of GMO Answers at http://www.gmoanswers.com/about. Here is an excerpt from our About section outlining our five core principles; we hope it makes information about GMOs easier to find, analyze and experience:What is GMO Answers?GMO Answers is an initiative committed to responding to your questions about how food is grown. Its goal is to make information about GMOs in food and agriculture easier to access and understand. The members and partners of... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Saturday, 9/21/2013 10:21 pm
A: This question touches on an important issue that is considered for all new GMO crop plants when they are reviewed by regulatory agencies in the United States and around the world. For plants modified to be protected against certain insect pests, assessments are conducted to determine whether nonpest species, such as bees and other beneficial organisms (earthworms, ladybugs, etc.), could suffer adverse effects. In the United States, data from these studies are submitted to EPA. In addition to... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Monday, 12/09/2013 2:16 pm
A: Thanks for your question. The study you are referring to discusses insect-resistant (IR) cotton and herbicide-tolerant (HT) soybeans. You might be interested in two recent responses that answer similar questions. Plant genetics expert Daniela Brioschi responded to a question about insect-resistant crops and the recent worm infestation in Brazil. An excerpt is below: “The attack of insects, from planting to close to harvest, is a limiting factor for crop productivity, regardless... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Monday, 12/09/2013 2:16 pm
A: Thanks for your question. The study you are referring to discusses insect-resistant (IR) cotton and herbicide-tolerant (HT) soybeans. You might be interested in two recent responses that answer similar questions. Plant genetics expert Daniela Brioschi responded to a question about insect-resistant crops and the recent worm infestation in Brazil. An excerpt is below: “The attack of insects, from planting to close to harvest, is a limiting factor for crop productivity, regardless... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Monday, 8/19/2013 11:40 pm
A: Thanks for your question. Plant genetics and breeding expert Daniela Brioschi recently provided insight into the pest infestation in Brazil that might be of interest to you. To answer your question about pest resistance, please see this excerpt from her response:Why is the pest pressure more intense this crop season?“Three factors contributed significantly to the occurrence of the infestation. The first is related to weather conditions, which in the 2011–2012 and 2012–2013 crop seasons were... Continue Reading

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