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Posted On: Tuesday, 1/14/2014 8:56 pm
A:  This is a complex subject, and providing an answer therefore requires discussion of a number of factors, such as the nature of the GM technology, what it is replacing, what might be reasonably used as an alternative nowadays after many years of using GM technology and, lastly, the environmental impact associated with the pesticide-use changes. Firstly, there is the context and type of GM crop technology being used. This currently falls into two main types: insect-resistant crops,... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Monday, 2/03/2014 4:34 pm
A: That's a very good question for me as a farmer who raises GM crops. If the market creates so much demand for something other than the GM corn and soybeans that I'm growing, then I'm sure farmers like me will choose to grow something else. But if you believe foods made with these crops aren't safe, then you have plenty of other options. Certified organic products are out there and are labeled so consumers can know they are buying foods raised under a certain set of rules for production.... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Saturday, 8/03/2013 12:46 am
A: First, it’s important to note that the report you reference was criticized when it was released. Although the report claimed “the true burden of environmentally-induced (i.e., pollution) cancer has been grossly underestimated,” an ABC News reporter wrote “…it was difficult to find solid science to back that strong statement” and the American Cancer Society pointed out in a statement about the report that its conclusion “does not represent scientific consensus” but rather “... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Monday, 7/29/2013 11:33 am
A: First, it’s important to note that the report you reference was criticized when it was released for claiming that “the true burden of environmentally (i.e., pollution) induced cancer has been grossly underestimated.” An ABC News reporter wrote at the time: “But paging through the lengthy report, it was difficult to find solid science to back that strong statement.” The American Cancer Society pointed out in a statement about the report that its conclusion “does not... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Saturday, 8/10/2013 9:36 pm
A: We recognize that this is a complex question and issue, so we reached out to experts in Brazil for a local perspective. Dr. Daniela Brioschi provided information to GMO Answers in an article, “Clarifications on Pest infestations in Brazil.” According to Brioschi, a number of factors contributed to the caterpillar/worm infestation, including weather conditions, the availability of host-crop habitat and a lack of ability to adequately monitor for the pest. Brioschi also discusses why... Continue Reading

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