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Posted by: BrendaS
A: There are two possible questions here: 1) what is Roundup Ready® corn, and 2) is it fed to dairy cows? I’d like to answer both. Q1 - What is Roundup Ready® corn? Roundup is a brand name (trademark) for agricultural herbicides. Monsanto’s Roundup® branded agricultural herbicides contain glyphosate, a non-selective herbicide, as an active ingredient. Glyphosate inhibits a specific enzyme that is essential to plant growth. When the product is sprayed on plant... Continue Reading
Answered By: John Vicini, Ph.D., Food Safety Scientific Affairs Lead, Monsanto Company on Monday, 4/24/2017 6:31 pm
Q: There are 8 GMO crops available in market in 2015. How about 2016? How about salmon? are these GMO products available in Malaysia market?
Posted by: hadifli
A: The GM crops cultivated globally in 2016 are corn, soybean, cotton, canola, sugar beet, squash, potato, poplar, alfalfa, Brinjal. But there are more if we count by traits or events (e.g. herbicide tolerant corn, insect resistant corn, staked gene (with both traits) etc.) GM salmon was approved in the U.S. in 2015 and in Canada in 2016. Malaysia imports GM corn and soybean for food and feed. Most of the food ingredients from these two crops might be GM as well since segregation of GM... Continue Reading
Answered By: Mahaletchumy Arujanan, Ph.D ., Executive Director Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC) on Monday, 4/24/2017 6:08 pm
Posted by: Lauren
A: GMOs can have impact on the environment in many ways by improving soil health and air quality, reducing food waste & loss and preserving H20. This article by Graham Brookes, Agricultural Economist, explores some of the economic and environmental impacts of GM crop use. “‘In the 17th year of widespread adoption, crops developed through genetic modification delivered more environmentally friendly farming practices while providing clear improvements to farmer... Continue Reading
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Friday, 4/21/2017 6:24 pm
Posted by: gmjoe
A: In short, yes, GMOs are real. Nearly all foods today have been genetically modified or altered in some way over thousands of years through selective breeding. There are only nine commercially available GMO crops in the U.S: soybeans, corn (field and sweet), canola, cotton, alfalfa, sugar beets, summer squash, papaya and potatoes. GMO apples have also been approved to be grown and will be coming to market soon. The chart below explains why each of the nine GMO crops – which are... Continue Reading
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com on Friday, 4/21/2017 6:05 pm
Posted by: Blob
A: As I have stated in this previous answer, GE-crops and non-GE crops are not inherently different in terms of risk. Hence, if GE-crops were not regulated (just as non-GE crops are basically not regulated), the risks would be the same as the risks of not regulating non-GE crops. What have been the risks of not regulating non-GE crops? Scientific plant breeding goes back to the early 1900s with the expanding knowledge of biology and genetics, particularly Medelian genetics. Crop... Continue Reading
Answered By: Professor Drew Kershen, Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law (Emeritus), University of Oklahoma, College of Law on Friday, 4/21/2017 4:21 pm