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Posted On: Friday, 3/07/2014 11:01 am
A: According to a recent analysis of crop damage and loss by insects in Brazil, “insect pests cause an average annual loss of 7.7% in production in Brazil, which is a reduction of approximately 25 million tons of food, fiber, and biofuels. The total annual economic losses reach approximately US$ 17.7 billion.”  In order to limit this damage from pests and the resulting economic impacts, GM crops have been developed with targetedinsect resistance, which... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Thursday, 1/02/2014 3:55 pm
A: The most widely used cooking oils for home use are soybean, canola, corn, sunflower, olive, and peanut. Other specialty oils are sold but aren’t widely used (e.g. grapeseed oil). Of the major cooking oils, olive, sunflower, and peanut oil come from crops where no GMO technology is used. In addition, any organic versions of soy or canola oil would not make use of any GM technology. However, through processing, one cannot tell the difference between GM and non-GM soy and canola cooking oils.... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Tuesday, 3/25/2014 4:00 pm
A: This is an important question, and a common one on GMO Answers. There are several uses for GMOs, and we would like to share a few of them with you. You might be interested in this video about the rainbow papaya and how GMO technology helped save the Hawaiian papaya industry.Also, the graphic below details what GM traits are used in crops in the United States, including herbicide tolerance, disease resistance and insect resistance.  If you have any additional questions, please... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Tuesday, 3/25/2014 3:49 pm
A: This is a great question, and we want to start by sharing information about how GM seeds came to be used in agriculture. Farmers have intentionally changed the genetic makeup of all the crops they have grown and the livestock they have raised since domestic agriculture began 10,000 years ago. Every fruit, vegetable and grain that is commercially available today has been altered by human hands, including organic and heirloom seeds.In the late 20th century, advances in technology enabled us... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Saturday, 3/08/2014 6:29 pm
A: Thanks for your question! There are several uses for GMOs, and we would like to share a few of those with you. You might be interested in this video about the rainbow papaya and how GMO technology helped save the Hawaiian papaya industry.  Also, the graphic below details what GM traits are used in crops in the United States, including herbicide tolerance, disease resistance and insect resistance.  Continue Reading

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