QDo you think that genetically modified crops will help to feed the world and solve world hunger, or is it a merely a tool adopted by wealthy countries to monopolize the food market?

Do you think that genetically modified crops will help to feed the world and solve world hunger, or is it a merely a tool adopted by wealthy countries to monopolize the food market?

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Posted on April 20, 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
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Posted on March 1, 2018
The topic of labeling can be discussed in different ways. We hope the below information on GM food labeling is helpful and answers your question. Greg Conko, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, discusses consumer choice and how food producers and retailers are labeling non-GMO products in this response. Here is an excerpt: “Countless scientific organizations agree that foods that contain GE ingredients are no less safe, no less nutritious and no less healthy... Read More
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Posted on March 8, 2018
GMOs will not “save the world,” however they are an important tool in the toolbox for food security and agriculture. Dr. Stuart Smyth, Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics at the University of Saskatchewan, explores this topic in depth in a similar question and response here. “No single crop or food production method is capable of feeding the world on its own, so no, GMOs by themselves will not feed the world. However, as part... Read More
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