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Q: What herbicides and pesticides are used in the GMO process?

By - Jun 28, 2019

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Q: What herbicides and pesticides are used in the GMO process?

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The most common types of GE crops are developed specifically for insect resistance or herbicide tolerance. By using herbicide-tolerant and pest-resistant GM crops, farmers can often use less toxic and fewer herbicides and pesticides than in other types of production systems. In fact, over the last 20 years, GMOs have reduced pesticide spraying by 8.1 percent. As a result, the environmental impact associated with pesticide use on biotech crops has decreased by more than 18 percent.   Insect resistant Bt (bacillus thuringiensis) crops have been genetically enginee [...]


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Q: What herbicides and pesticides are used in the GMO process?

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Q: Hi. How does gmo affect alergens in food?

By markoprivatnokukor - Jun 24, 2019

Thank you for your question!   Many people ask if GMOs cause allergies.  In order to address this question during the early years of GM development, the FDA decided to evaluate using transgenic methods to introduce DNA in plants because some crops (soy) are allergenic. Therefore, regulatory requirements were established for evaluating the allergenicity of GM crops (EFSA, 2006; CODEX, 2009; Hoekenga et al., 2013).  Since 1992, over 1300 separate assessments by regulatory agencies around the world have reviewed safety data on various GM crops and concluded that they are as [...]


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Q: How to reduce water consumption?

By - Aug 02, 2019

How to reduce water consumption? ... [...]

Answered By Community Manager - Aug 02, 2019

A: Clean and available sources of water are critical for farmers and successful agricultural production. Drought and water scarcity, which according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been steadily rising since the 1970s, is especially challenging for farmers. Genetically modified crops can allow farmers to use less water, reduce the impact of drought on crops and support cleaner waterways.    Studies have shown drought-tolerant genetically modified corn reduced transpiration by 17.5 percent under stress conditions, which allows for better moisture [...]


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Q: How to reduce water consumption?

By - Aug 02, 2019

How to reduce water consumption? ... [...]

Answered By Community Manager - Aug 02, 2019

A: Clean and available sources of water are critical for farmers and successful agricultural production. Drought and water scarcity, which according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been steadily rising since the 1970s, is especially challenging for farmers. Genetically modified crops can allow farmers to use less water, reduce the impact of drought on crops and support cleaner waterways.    Studies have shown drought-tolerant genetically modified corn reduced transpiration by 17.5 percent under stress conditions, which allows for better moisture [...]


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Q: What is the most GMOed food in Vermont

Answered By Stacey Krawczyk - Aug 02, 2019

A: Linda Boccuzzo from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets reports, “Of the 10 GMO crops, only 3 are reported grown in Vermont last year: corn (silage), soybean and alfalfa for forage. Corn silage is the highest at approximately 80,000 - 90,000 acres; soybean and alfalfa substantially less/limited.”   It is very difficult to quantify the exact amount of bioengineered ingredients in the food supply, especially relative to one state because we have a local to global food marketplace. There are 10 crops commercially available from GMO seeds in the US: apple, potato, corn [...]


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Q: Interview Questions:1.Q. What is your opinion on GMOs?A.2.Q.If you used GMO crops did you notice a difference in taste or production from the regular crops?A.3.Q. What do you think the benefits from GMOs are?A.

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Interview Questions: 1. Q. What is your opinion on GMOs? A. 2. Q.If you used GMO crops did you notice a difference in taste or production from the regular crops? A. 3. Q. What do you think the benefits from GMOs are? A. ... [...]

By Community Manager - Aug 02, 2019

A: It has been over 20 years since GMO crops first hit the market. GMOs and other advanced biotechnology tools have had an enormous impact on agriculture, including complex issues around environmental sustainability, plant diseases and pests and contributing to innovations with nutrition and breakthrough human medicines.   GMOs are created to achieve a desired trait, such as resistance to a pest or tolerance to drought conditions. The 10 genetically modified crops available in the U.S. today include alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, sq [...]


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Q: Interview Questions:1.Q. What is your opinion on GMOs?A.2.Q.If you used GMO crops did you notice a difference in taste or production from the regular crops?A.3.Q. What do you think the benefits from GMOs are?A.

By - Aug 02, 2019

Interview Questions: 1. Q. What is your opinion on GMOs? A. 2. Q.If you used GMO crops did you notice a difference in taste or production from the regular crops? A. 3. Q. What do you think the benefits from GMOs are? A. ... [...]

By Community Manager - Aug 02, 2019

A: It has been over 20 years since GMO crops first hit the market. GMOs and other advanced biotechnology tools have had an enormous impact on agriculture, including complex issues around environmental sustainability, plant diseases and pests and contributing to innovations with nutrition and breakthrough human medicines.   GMOs are created to achieve a desired trait, such as resistance to a pest or tolerance to drought conditions. The 10 genetically modified crops available in the U.S. today include alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, sq [...]


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