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Posted On: Saturday, 3/22/2014 11:59 am
Answered By: Chris Sansone, Global Regulatory Affairs Manager – Insect Resistance Management (Americas), Bayer CropScience on Thursday, 4/17/2014 7:30 pm
A: Please refer to this response.
Q: Why are companies that farm with Restricted Use Pesticides opposed to having mandatory buffer zones around schools and hospitals?
Posted On: Thursday, 9/12/2013 4:11 am
Answered By: Craig Thomson, Manager, Biotech Permits & EPA Compliance on Wednesday, 4/16/2014 12:44 pm
A: I work for a seed company that has operations in Hawaii, and, as someone with responsibilities for stewardship and compliance, I can tell you we comply with the significant regulatory conditions set by both the federal and state governments. Any pesticide must first meet a stringent set of regulatory requirements before it is “registered” by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and before it can be distributed or sold in the United States. The agency evaluates the data on each pesticide... Continue Reading
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
Posted On: Tuesday, 3/25/2014 4:00 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Monday, 3/31/2014 10:36 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