While it is important for technology providers to protect their patents and agreements relative to seeds, where trace amounts of patented seeds or traits are present in a farmer's field as a result of inadvertent means (e.g., pollen drift), the technology providers do not exercise their patent rights.
QCan someone please explain that if a farmer who doesn't grow GMO but gets contaminated by GMO from other areas can be sued by the GMO companies?
Question submitted By: AwakeaboutgmoCan someone please explain that if a farmer who doesn't grow GMO but gets contaminated by GMO from other areas can be sued by the GMO companies?
Posted on August 15, 2017
Response from: Karri Hammerstrom, Agricultural Advocate; Grower of Food, Fiber & Kids; Consumer • on August 17, 2017
No! However, poor nutrition coupled with highly processed foods and a lack of education regarding healthy eating is bad for our kids. As a mother and farmer, I believe the best way to keep my family safe and healthy is to make sure they eat a balanced diet and make good food choices daily. Fresh, healthy ingredients and minimally processed foods that are low in sugar, salt, calories and cholesterol provide kids with the best opportunity for a healthy diet. Agricultural biotechnology... 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