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Posted by: victor94
A: Thank you for your question. Our expert, Joe Guenthner, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at the University of Idaho has answered a similar question discussing the sweet potatoes in Sweden and Spain. Read the full response here. To better understand why GMOs were initially created in agriculture and the evolution of crop modification we encourage you to read more here. If you have any additional questions, please ask! Continue Reading
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Posted by: mahdi
A: Thank you for your question. In 2013, GMO Answers answered a similar question that asked about the cost and time associated with bringing a hybrid to market with one or more transgenic traits. As cited in 2013, the discovery, development and authorization costs to introduce either a new biotechnology plant hybrid or variety is reported to be $136 million with a timeframe of around 13 years. Please see this question and answer here.
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Posted by: Shirley Baker
A: This is one of the most popular questions on the website and thus is part of the top 10 questions on GMO answers. See the top 10 questions and more specifically see this post which addresses your question on bees and other pollinators.
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Posted by: Rdchev
A: Thank you for your question. The lack of impact by GMO plants on bees and other pollinators has been previously answered on this web site. See one of the top 10 consumer questions about GMOs, as they relate to bees, as a starting point. The impact of herbicides has not been addressed completely but there are good places to start beginning with the answer to this question here: Do neonicotinoids and Roundup affect the wild bee populations? If so, how are you working to stop this bee killoff?... Continue Reading
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Posted by: Japanese Winnie the Pooh
A:   Thank you for your question regarding the GMO regulatory review process. We have answered similar questions in the past, ranging from how many countries ban GMOs, to the countries that have regulations on GMOs. Please see below for a comprehensive overview on this topic which should help address your question     On average, GMOs take 13 years and $130 million of research and development before coming to market. We’ve created the below infographic that outlines this... Continue Reading