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Posted On: Saturday, 4/05/2014 1:35 pm
A: If you have a question about a specific company’s product, please visit the company’s website. On the subject of papaya, did you know that GM papayas help sustain non-GM papaya planted in Hawaii? It’s called the “GM halo effect,” discussed in detail here. If you’re interested to know how and why the GM papaya was created, take a look at this video:
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Posted On: Thursday, 9/12/2013 4:15 am
A: The State of Hawaii has already implemented a process to make available the type of information that you are asking about. The State of Hawaii passed a law requiring restricted-use pesticide (RUP) sales already reported to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to be posted on the Department of Agriculture website. I understand your concerns about safety but want to assure you that pesticide registration, labeling and use are heavily regulated by the federal and state governments. For... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Tuesday, 4/01/2014 1:23 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
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Posted On: Thursday, 3/13/2014 1:53 pm
A: It is important to note that only eight crops are currently available as GM varieties in the United States: alfalfa, canola, cotton, corn, papaya, soybean, some squash and sugar beets. Also, you referenced GM wheat, but there is no GM wheat in production in the United States.  Here is a table outlining what year these crops became available commercially: SquashUpjohn (now Seminis)1995CottonMonsanto1996SoybeanMonsanto1995CornCiba Seeds1996PapayaCornell University/University of... Continue Reading
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Posted On: Tuesday, 3/11/2014 2:46 pm
A: We invite you to learn about the purpose of GMO Answers at http://www.gmoanswers.com/about. Here is an excerpt from our About section outlining our five core principles; we hope it makes information about GMOs easier to find, analyze and experience:What is GMO Answers?GMO Answers is an initiative committed to responding to your questions about how food is grown. Its goal is to make information about GMOs in food and agriculture easier to access and understand. The members and partners of... Continue Reading

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