QAround how many farmers actively use GMOs in North America?
Question submitted By: blueyAround how many farmers actively use GMOs in North America?
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How do you remain unbiased when your funding comes from companies directly involved with the production of GMO products?
Posted on April 18, 2018
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on June 11, 2018
GMO Answers provides the facts that answer questions related to biotechnology, GM crops and agriculture. We work to ensure that the content and answers provided by experts and companies are accurate and therefore do not present opinions about GMOs, simply facts. GMO Answers is a community focused on constructive discussion about GMOs in order to have open conversations about agriculture and GMOs. This website is funded by the Council for Biotechnology Information. The Council... Read More
Is glyphosate (a broad spectrum herbicide manufactured by Monsanto) removed from GMO-glyphosate tolerant crops of horse hay (alfalfa, timothy, bermuda, etc.), and straw before it is baled and bulk shipped to California race tracks and feed stores?
Posted on April 20, 2018
Response from: Robert H. Poppenga, DVM, PhD, DABVT, Professor of Clinical Veterinary Toxicology and Section Head, Toxicology Laboratory at the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory (CAHFS), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis • on May 18, 2018
When glyphosate is applied to plants (e.g., crops or weeds) a certain percentage is absorbed and transported throughout the plant. The amount absorbed is variable depending on the application rate and the type of plant. Very little of the absorbed glyphosate is degraded by the plant and cannot be removed. Its persistence in plants is also variable. Federal regulatory agencies have established allowable limits for glyphosate residues in many different crops to protect human and animal health.... Read More
Posted on March 2, 2018
Response from: Steven L. Levine, Ph.D., Global Lead- Ecotoxicology and Environmental Risk Assessment, Monsanto Company • on May 11, 2018
Believe it or not, I jump at opportunities to talk about aquatic life, so thank you for your interest. I developed a passion for aquatic animals early on and remain grateful that I have managed to explore my passions in ecotoxicology for over 25 years! This is a very general question in terms of pesticide/herbicide options that are commercially available and as well as applications. I will focus on glyphosate and dicamba specifically. Two active ingredients in herbicidal formulations that... Read More