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Q: Who is the author of this article?

By - May 06, 2019

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Q: When were GMO’s introduced into our food supply?

By Community Manager - Jun 04, 2019

A: Farmers have grown commercial GM crops for over 20 years, but genetic modification in crops is much older. Farmers have been intentionally changing the genetic makeup of all domesticated crops for about 10,000 years. Every fruit, vegetable and grain that is commercially available today has been altered by human hands, including organic and heirloom seeds.     Then, in the late 20th century, advances in technology enabled us to expand the genetic diversity of crops through genetic engineering; a major result of this was GM seeds. Kent Bradford, director of the University [...]


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Q: Hi! I would just like to verify that the crops listed are the only crops currently genetically modified in the US as of April 2019. Thank you!

By Community Manager - Jun 04, 2019

A: The 10 genetically modified crops available today include: alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, squash and sugar beets.   Below is a table outlining what year the ten crops became commercially available:  Squash 1995 Cotton 1996 Soybean 1995 Corn 1996 Papaya 1997 Alfalfa 2006 Sugar beets [...]


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Q: In human beings

By simonsakare - Apr 15, 2019

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Q: What are the effects of GMO?

By Community Manager - Jun 04, 2019

A: GM crops on the market today have the same nutrition and composition as non-GM crops. Therefore, GMOs have no effect on the human body. Connie Diekman, Med, RD, D, FADA, explains in a response to a similar question. Read the full response. “The Food and Drug Administration has set forth guidelines related to the use of GMOs, and in those documents they reference the science that indicates food developed through biotechnology are digested in the same manner as other foods and therefore provide the same nutrition.” We hope this answers your question, if you have any other qu [...]


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Q: Are hybirds gm?

By terrimcmurray - Apr 09, 2019

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Q: Are hybirds gm?

Answered By Community Manager - May 09, 2019

A: A hybrid is a plant that is the result of crossing two species or varieties. Hybridization can happen naturally, but is most often an intentional way to select traits from two plants with the goal of maximizing those in the offspring plant. This process can be part of traditional plant breeding methods, but some hybrids are also GM crops if either one or both parents used in a cross are transgenic plants. For example, corn is one of the most widely hybridized crops in the world, and farmers have been using hybrid corn varieties for about a century. Using biotechnology, breeders can also ad [...]


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Q: Are hybirds gm?

By terrimcmurray - Apr 09, 2019

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Q: GMO plant that has virus resistance simple explanation

By chaanaustria - Apr 04, 2019

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