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Q: Are there actually water products out there that are labeled nonGMO? I find that hard to believe. httpwww.gmoguide.org
Posted by: gmoguide
A: Companies in the past have labeled their water and water products as such, which is misleading to consumers. Below is one example of a water product that has been labeled as non-GMO. The Wall Street Journal published an article titled: Non GMO salt? Water? Food companies exploit GMO free labels, misleading customers, promoting misinformation which speaks on this topic as well, “Numerous products–remarkably even including water–are being... Continue Reading
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Wednesday, 1/11/2017 4:54 pm
Q: the plants and fruits we eat everyday are full with pesticides and herbicides in their genes. If a farmer uses quimicos to make fruit fly infertil so, it will dessaperar in two generations... what do you think we are eating when we eat an apple...
Posted by: cpmt
A: This particular technology is called the ‘Sterile Insect Technique’ or SIT. The SIT involves no chemical or genetic additions to the food. Instead, sterilizing insects means to modify them using radiation and release them to drive their populations down through massive infertility of males. It’s a method that’s effective while being environmentally safe, but it doesn’t work on all species of insects. Scientists from the academic, government and industrial spheres... Continue Reading
Answered By: Joe Ballenger, Employed by Randstad and Contracting at Monsanto Company on Monday, 1/09/2017 5:26 pm
Posted by: falconfeline
A: Two products that are currently available are Virus Resistant Squash (resistant to 2 kinds of viruses) and Rainbow Papaya (resistant to Ringspot Virus). The papaya is often discussed because biotechnology literally saved the Hawaiian Rainbow papaya as well as the Hawaiian economy that depended on this crop. This is actually a great example of how beneficial GM technology can be when viruses or bacteria threaten to wipe out an entire crop. Here is a video to help illustrate the story... Continue Reading
Answered By: Britt Lebbing, MBA, Information and Communications Manager, Regulatory Policy and Scientific Affairs, Monsanto Company on Friday, 1/06/2017 6:05 pm
Posted by: victorblake
A: Many people believe GMOs cause negative effects and are unsafe. However, GMOs are safe and every leading health organization in the world stands behind the safety of GMOs. Extensive and continuous studies on GMOs are being conducted to ensure their ongoing safety for consumption. Click here to find thousands of studies on the safety of GMOs. Click here to find hundreds of independent studies. To many, GMOs are considered an important tool in addressing complex issues around... Continue Reading
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Friday, 1/06/2017 12:37 pm
Posted by: hakan6743
A: The most striking answer to this question comes from a Pew Research Center survey conducted in 2014. The study found that only 37 percent of U.S. adults believed that it was “generally safe” to eat genetically modified foods. This was in contrast to a survey of scientists, 88 percent of whom believed that eating GMOs is generally safe. This is so striking because it is not the case that scientists are generally less attuned to risks than are consumers. A prominent example of the... Continue Reading
Answered By: Jason Riis, Ph.D., Behavioral scientist, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania on Thursday, 1/05/2017 8:20 pm