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?
Can the genetic modification change my hair texture from wavy to straight? And if so when it will be possible?
Posted on November 28, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on January 4, 2018
There are currently no breeding techniques used to create genetic variations of hair textures. If a person wishes to change their hair texture in any way, they are currently limited to the available hair care products sold for those purposes. However, new gene editing techniques are continued to be developed for different beneficial purposes and what you are referring to is the possibility of editing genes in humans. Some of the areas to apply gene editing, particularly in humans, are... Read More
Who can create a gmo for me? I'm wanting certain matching genes to be added to a strain of watermelon and a strain of coconut. Who can do this for me?
Posted on September 5, 2017
Response from: Kent Bradford, Director, Seed Biotechnology Center, UC Davis • on October 9, 2017
While there might be some institutions with the capability to make these transgenic watermelon and coconut plants for you, that does not mean that you would be able to actually plant them out. First, the institution would need to have a Biological Use Authorization to work with recombinant DNA to make the vectors to transfer the genes. Then they would need to be able to do the tissue culture required to transfer the genes and regenerate whole plants again, which can sometimes be difficult.... Read More
So whats a genetic engineer always do?did they just sit inside the lab all day doing research everyday?
Posted on August 5, 2017
Response from: Dr. Larry Gilbertson, Ph.D, Genomics Strategy Lead, Monsanto Company • on August 31, 2017
I’m a genetic engineer. I’ve spent 30 years participating as a member of teams of genetic engineers, and I love your question. Most of us do indeed spend a lot of time inside the lab, but we’re not always sitting. Sometimes we dance! Genetic engineering starts with an idea for a way to solve a problem, so I guess it starts with an understanding of the problems. In agriculture, for example, that means spending time to understand what’s happening on farms and... Read More