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Posted On: Friday, 3/14/2014 7:29 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Thursday, 6/19/2014 12:25 pm
A: GMO Answers is a community focused on constructive discussion about GMOs. This a forum to have an open conversation about GMOs and agriculture. If you are not here to have a constructive dialogue – which focuses on the facts – this website may not be for you. We invite you to submit a new question, which aligns with our house rules, and addresses the role of biotechnology in agriculture. More information about why this website was created is available in our “About” section.
Q: Hello, I am taking part in a debate about GMO's. I am on the pro GMO side. I was hoping you could provide me with some conclusive, cited studies or articles that I could use in my debate. Thanks for your time.
Posted On: Sunday, 10/20/2013 3:43 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Thursday, 6/19/2014 12:23 pm
A: Thanks for your question, and good luck in your debate! Here are a few studies that might be of help to you; they were included in a response from Dr. Peter Davies, professor of plant pathology and international professor of plant biology at Cornell University: Refereed literature compendia can be found at the following sources. A list of 610 scientific articles on safety assessments of foods and feeds derived from genetically modified crops (updated to June 2013) can be found at:... Continue Reading
Posted On: Wednesday, 4/23/2014 8:54 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Thursday, 6/19/2014 12:14 pm
A: As Greg Wandrey, director for stewardship and compliance at DuPont Pioneer, points out, "in fact, the number of countries that don't allow the cultivation of biotech crops is small." He says, "Biotech crops are cultivated or imported in so many countries because they: 1. benefit farmers ($98 billion additional income for farmers since 1996); 2. benefit the planet (saved greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 10 million cars); and 3. are safe. GM crops are some of the most... Continue Reading
Q: Hello, Im an Italian scholar currently working on GMO. I need to know whats the share of GMO products on the whole sales of agrobusiness companies. The more analytical the data breakdown, the better for my purposes e.g. by company, by product etc.....
Posted On: Wednesday, 3/19/2014 12:44 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Thursday, 6/19/2014 12:10 pm
A: Publically held companies (such as the companies mentioned below) do disclose detailed financial information, however not always to the level of individual products. While a peer-reviewed study on GM product sales is not available, you might be interested in the company reports from the GMO Answers founding members which include high-level sales information. The reports are made available online and linked below. As a general rule, many private companies (including those outside of the... Continue Reading
Posted On: Tuesday, 5/27/2014 10:53 pm
Answered By: Jennifer Schmidt, Maryland Farmer and Registered Dietician on Thursday, 6/12/2014 5:39 pm
A: That's an easy question to ask and a very difficult one to answer. There are some circles that would lead you to believe that it’s a simple matter of putting the acronym "GMO" on a label. For people who haven't followed a corn or soybean seed from the field to the fork, it would seem to be an easy thing to just "put" on a label. For those of us in farming, we know that it’s not so simple and would have a catastrophic impact on our family farms if it passed. There is nothing simple about the... Continue Reading