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Q: Why is GMOs banned in over 50 other contries if its SOOOO good for you huh??? TRY ANSWERIN THAT!!!
Posted On: Tuesday, 2/11/2014 8:39 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Wednesday, 2/26/2014 5:11 pm
A: We have answered several questions about GMOs in other countries. We thought you might be interested in this response from Cathleen Enright, executive director of the Council for Biotechnology Information. The original response can be found here, and an excerpt is included below: “I’m aware of only one country, Kenya, with a ban in place on GMO food imports. The decision came about in November 2012, apparently during a cabinet meeting, that circumvented the existing Kenyan... Continue Reading
Posted On: Tuesday, 1/14/2014 8:35 am
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Wednesday, 2/26/2014 5:07 pm
A: Thanks for your question! Although we don’t have numbers specifically for the top 5 GM foods produced in the world, the infographic below from the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) highlights the top 4 biotech crops: soybean, cotton, maize and canola. GM crop production differs from country to country. For example, eight GM crops are grown in the United States: corn (field and sweet), soybeans, cotton, canola, alfalfa, sugar beets, papaya and squash... Continue Reading
Q: As a facebook user,anti-gmo groups & info are all over the place. I tried to find a pro-gmo group to "like" & cannot find one. Fortunately, I understand the need for gmo's but so many people are full of anxiety, worry, &...
Posted On: Thursday, 9/26/2013 11:25 pm
Answered By: Janice Person, Social Media Director, Monsanto on Wednesday, 2/26/2014 5:00 pm
A: Since Facebook pages are started by organizations based on their own agenda or by people based on a personal passion, it shouldn’t be surprising that agriculture and segments of agriculture seem outnumbered there. Remember, farmers are less than 2 percent of the general public. At the same time, there are some great pages that support agriculture in general and GMOs specifically. Here are some of my favorite ones that speak to GMOs/biotech crops:From a purely positive mindset, check out the... Continue Reading
Q: Given there are similar levels of scientific consensus regarding climate change and GMO safety, why is it that so many people who are firmly committed to mitigating the effects of climate change based on scientific consensus are equally firmly of...
Posted On: Wednesday, 10/16/2013 11:31 am
Answered By: Andy Hedgecock, Director, Scientific Affairs, DuPont Pioneer on Tuesday, 2/11/2014 10:12 am
A: As you point out, the science overwhelmingly supports the safety of GM food. However, we also know that decisions about food are very personal and influenced by many factors. We launched this site to give people the chance to ask the questions about biotechnology that are most important to them. Author, journalist and environmental activist Mark Lynas addressed this question during his presentation at the Risk Science Center’s Bernstein Symposium in October 2013. Lynas was one of the... Continue Reading
Q: How credible is Jack Heinemann or Bill Freese are? They have been mentioned in some blogs about their expertise in anti gmo sites. And Isoxaflutole, it's toxicity studies?
Posted On: Sunday, 9/01/2013 6:45 pm
Answered By: Tom Nickson, Ph.D. International Policy Lead, Monsanto on Wednesday, 1/22/2014 1:27 pm
A: I’ll try to answer the first part of your question, but obviously, I can’t say anything directly about credibility. As you point out, both Bill Freese and Jack Heinemann are widely cited in anti-GM communications. They hold strongly to certain beliefs that a very large part of the scientific community does not share, but that do resonate within the anti-GM community. Two of these beliefs include that the process involved in modern biotechnology poses unique risks, and that the... Continue Reading