QAre GMOs increasing the price of food? -- Submitted as part of GMO Answers Top Consumer Questions Survey --
Question submitted By: Community ManagerAre GMOs increasing the price of food? -- Submitted as part of GMO Answers Top Consumer Questions Survey --
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Posted on November 17, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on December 6, 2017
The topic of labeling can be discussed in many different ways. We hope the below information on labeling GM food addresses your question. The issue of GMO labeling, the consumer choice and logistical impacts of labeling genetically engineered food is discussed in this response. Scott Kohne, NAFTA market acceptance manager for the Seeds Unit at Bayer, explains the difference between labeling in different countries vs. labeling GMO products in the U.S. Read his full response... Read More
I live in Germany, why is it not possible for me to buy GMOs like the arctic apple etc.? Why have Americans and Canadians the chance to buy your products but we have not? Do you intentionally ignore the growing customer demand from Europeans?
Posted on September 4, 2017
Response from: Dr. Stuart Smyth, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan • on December 4, 2017
The principle reason that GM products such as Arctic apples are not available in Germany or any other country of the European Union is due to the GMO labelling legislation in place there. Presently, any food product that contains GM ingredients of greater than 0.9 percent has to be labelled as being a GM food product. The environmental non-governmental organizations have led extensive public relation campaigns to convince European consumers that GM labels are to be viewed as a warning, or... Read More
Posted on November 6, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on November 20, 2017
This question has previously been answered by a variety experts. Jim Gaffney, PhD, Strategy Lead of Biotech Affairs and Regulatory at DuPont Pioneer says this: “In short, yes, genetically modified (GM) crops are one tool with great potential for helping feed the growing population. The challenge is not just one of increased productivity though, but also of improving prosperity for millions of smallholder farmers and environmental stewardship and sustainability. That... Read More