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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Why are my apples growing black, I give them fertilizer, and my dog defecates on them every morning for nutrients. And my watermelons are 2 ft away from the apples, and the coconuts are 3 ft away
Posted on October 17, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on November 20, 2017
While we cannot speak to that specific situation, here is some more information about GM apples and other crops that are genetically modified. GM apples are non-browning, eliminating those superficial issues that cause people to unnecessarily throw them away - reducing food waste. These apples are scheduled to reach U.S. shelves later this fall. “The fruit has been genetically modified so they don't turn brown. Using a technique called gene silencing, Carter and his... Read More
Posted on October 24, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on November 9, 2017
GMOs benefit our environment in many ways, as this response explains in great detail. Below are some of the top ways they benefit the environment: “GMOs increase productivity in agriculture. From 1996 to 2011, GM crops are estimated to have contributed to an additional global production of 195 million tons of maize, 110.2 million tons of soybeans, 15.85 million tons of cotton and 6.55 million tons of canola (Brookes and Barfoot, 2013). GM crops have contributed to higher... Read More
Could the decline of bees possibly be from all the hummingbird feeders that people have in their yards? I dont know about everyone else but my hummingbird feeders are always full of dead bees.
Posted on July 28, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on August 31, 2017
Hummingbird feeders often contain a sugar solution that is similar to plant nectar. Therefore, bees are attracted to these Hummingbird feeders, because similar to hummingbirds, the sugar/nectar attracts them. There are some hummingbird feeders on the market that are designed to prevent bees, ants, and other insects from getting in. Bee decline is complex and often misunderstood by the public. Chris Sansone, Global Regulatory Affairs Manager of Insect Resistance Management (... Read More