QGMOs have any relation to what is happening whit the bees?
Question submitted By: Thiago AraujoGMOs have any relation to what is happening whit the bees?
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2.Do GMOs cross pollinate with compatible species? Could GMOs with genes for herbicide resistance or pesticide resistance, or disease resistance accidentally get breed through wind pollination to introduce these traits in wild or none GMO compatible...
Posted on March 2, 2017
Response from: Kevin Folta, Professor and Chairman, Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida • on August 9, 2017
A species is defined by the ability to reproduce viable offspring, so any two plants within a species generally have the potential to cross pollinate. Like any good successful mating, it requires the union of male and female contributions at the right time, same place. So absolutely, GE crops have the potential to cross with non-GE crops of the same species—if they manage to get it on through time and space. So the rules that apply to dogs and teenagers also apply to... Read More
Posted on August 4, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on August 3, 2017
GMO Answers is funded by the Council for Biotechnology Information, which is comprised of six different companies: BASF, Bayer, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Pioneer, Monsanto Company and Syngenta. These companies are committed to the responsible development and application of plant biotechnology. GMO Answers is an initiative committed to responding to your questions about how food is grown, with a goal to make information about GMOs in the food and agriculture easier to access and understand.... Read More
Posted on July 31, 2017
Response from: Graham Brookes, Agricultural Economist, PG Economics Ltd, UK • on July 31, 2017
In order the answer this question, it is important to first be clear about what a GMO is and secondly to discuss the complex issues relating to herbicide use. What is a GMO? It is assumed that this question refers to genetically modified crops. GM crop technology has been widely used since the mid-1990s and in 2015 were planted on about 175 million hectares worldwide. The main GMO traits convey: Tolerance to... Read More