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Posted On: Wednesday, 3/12/2014 1:38 pm
Answered By: Mary Metz, Farmer on Friday, 4/11/2014 6:10 pm
A: Your question could be answered in various ways depending upon how one interprets it. We use GM seeds for growing both corn and soybeans here on our farm. The benefits of biotech seeds include the reality that we now are using less pesticides and other chemicals on our crops, as well as the fact that it allows us to use less tillage (break-up) of the soil. This means less land erosion, a very good plus for the environment. In my opinion, the biggest problem with the seeds is... Continue Reading
Q: Are big companies are forcing farmers to grow GMOs? -- Submitted as Part of GMO Answers Top Consumer Questions Survey --
Posted On: Tuesday, 4/01/2014 1:23 pm
Answered By: Brian Scott, Farmer on Tuesday, 4/01/2014 6:25 pm
A: None of the seed companies force farmers like me to buy any particular product. Salespeople might push the latest and greatest, but since every farm operates a little bit differently from the next one, seed choice is very important. All the companies that sell GMO seed also have many non-GMO varieties available. I can buy any seed from any vendor I choose from one year to the next. Just because I bought Monsanto, Pioneer or Syngenta seeds one year doesn’t mean I have to buy seed from any one... Continue Reading
Q: I only buy my family organic apples and Im worried that the new GMO apple will contaminate all other apples, including organic ones. How could the company possibly stop this from happening?
Posted On: Tuesday, 2/04/2014 3:59 pm
Answered By: Neal Carter, P.Eng, President & Founder, Okanagan Specialty Fruits on Wednesday, 2/26/2014 3:51 pm
A: Thank you for your question, Shelly! We are happy to share that our biotech-enhanced, non-browning Arctic apples will have no impact whatsoever on your ability to purchase organic apples, nor will they impact any consumer’s ability to choose whatever variety and production method they prefer. This is due to a number of factors, chief among them the fact that even if Arctic apples were to cross-pollinate with a neighboring orchard, the resulting fruit would not be affected. As a comparison... Continue Reading
Q: Is it not true that the "Roundup Ready" products/plants made by Monsanto (a sponsor of this site) are the only agricultural (plant) product that will survive when sprayed with Roundup? Given that Roundup is an extremely toxic (strong)...
Posted On: Tuesday, 7/30/2013 8:35 am
Posted On: Friday, 3/28/2014 3:52 pm