Yes! We have been breeding plants for thousands of years to improve certain characteristics, like yield, taste and drought resistance. I am fine with all foods―organic, conventional, etc.―as long as they provide good nutrition and taste. I try to eat healthy and so buy a lot of fruits and veggies, as well as chicken and fish. People are free to choose what types of foods they want to eat and buy for their families. We are very blessed in the United States with the safest and most affordable food supply anywhere in the world.
QDo you eat your GMO foods?
Question submitted By: GMOsuxDo you eat your GMO foods?
Posted on May 8, 2017
Response from: Jennifer Schmidt, Maryland Farmer and Registered Dietician • on May 25, 2017
This is a simple, yet difficult question to answer because I can only answer for myself and our farming operation, and only as it applies to corn and soybeans which are the only two GMO crops we grow. We also grow non-GMO soybeans, so I have a fair comparison on cost efficiency. Our other crops – wheat, barley, green beans, tomatoes and grapes are not genetically engineered and no commercial GMO of these crops are currently on the market. ... Read More
Posted on June 4, 2016
Response from: Chris Sansone, Global Regulatory Affairs Manager – Insect Resistance Management (Americas), Bayer • on July 21, 2016
This is one of the most popular questions on the website and thus is part of the top 10 questions on GMO answers. See the top 10 questions and more specifically see this post which addresses your question on bees and other pollinators.
Posted on June 11, 2016
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on July 12, 2016
While 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 commercially available... Read More