QAre there countries which require animal feed to be labeled GMO if the feed contains GMO ingredients e.g. corn or soybean?
Question submitted By: L. Patrick HanemannAre there countries which require animal feed to be labeled GMO if the feed contains GMO ingredients e.g. corn or soybean?
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Posted on April 22, 2017
Response from: Michael Horak, Weed Resistance Platform Lead, Monsanto Company • on August 22, 2017
GMO plants, like all other plants, do not “sleep” in the sense that you and I as mammals sleep. However, plants do have natural processes that may be cyclic or seasonal, indicating a cycle or rhythm to their growth and life. This is not technically “sleeping” but let me give you a couple of examples of what I mean. Some plants have a type of metabolism known as CAM (Crassulacean Acid Metabolism). Plants which have CAM close the pores on their leaves... Read More
If no proof has been found that GMOs are harmful to humans, then why are they banned in some countries?
Posted on August 15, 2017
Response from: Steve Savage, Consultant, Savage & Associates • on August 16, 2017
GMO crops are not "banned" in any countries around the world in the normal sense of that word. Usually when something is banned for consumption, etc., it is because some problem emerged that needed a response. The history of regulation for biotech crops is quite different in that there were regulatory approval processes developed long before any such crops were commercialized. The goal was to try to anticipate any potential health or environmental issues and to make... Read More
Posted on March 2, 2017
Response from: Chris Sansone, Global Regulatory Affairs Manager – Insect Resistance Management (Americas), Bayer • on August 10, 2017
These are definitely questions that many people are asking and researching to come up with answers. In a day and age when a person can go to their smart phone to find a restaurant or search for directions, our society is definitely accustomed to finding answers quickly. Unfortunately, complex issues take more time for the scientific community to research and develop answers. History is full of examples such as genetics, which started with the work of Gregor Mendel in 1856 and... Read More