The use of pesticides, whether applied to conventional or genetically modified crops, is strictly regulated in the US by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Before a pesticide is registered by EPA for any type of application, EPA requires that an extensive list of data requirements be fulfilled. These requirements include, but are not limited to, evaluations to determine the fate of the pesticide in the environment, metabolism of the pesticide in representative crops, and levels of the pesticide and its metabolites remaining at harvest of a specific crop as well as assessments of potential hazards to the environment and humans. EPA performs an in-depth review of all data submitted for a pesticide registration to ensure that the pesticide, when applied according to label directions, can be used with a reasonable certainty of no harm to human health and without posing unreasonable risks to the environment.
QDo you recommend people with organ inflammation (kidney disease for example) eat food that is exposed to the typical biocides that laden GMOs?
Question submitted By: murray_1337Do you recommend people with organ inflammation (kidney disease for example) eat food that is exposed to the typical biocides that laden GMOs?
Posted on June 22, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on August 28, 2017
This site is dedicated to presenting the facts and research behind GMOs, agriculture and biotechnology. We work with appropriate experts, scientists and academia to get answers and information to any and all questions submitted to the website. GMO Answers was created to do a better job answering your questions — no matter what they are — about GMOs. The biotech industry stands 100 percent behind the health and safety of the GM crops on the market today, but we... Read More
When creating a GMO and adding a gene from another species does the new addition change the genome of the organism by activating or creating new genes?
Posted on March 2, 2017
Response from: Kevin C. Glenn, Ph.D., Allergenicity/Pipeline Issues Mgmt Lead, Monsanto Company • on August 22, 2017
The term “GMO” typically refers to crops or animals that, through genetic engineering, have had a gene (or a few genes) from a different species inserted into their genome. So yes, by design, to improve a crop or animal with genetic engineering, the genome of the new, GE variety has been changed by the addition of new genes(s). Your question also asks about whether inserting the new gene(s) will “…activate genes…” Some traits in... Read More
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