I am not aware of a study that has specifically analyzed GMOs and electrons or free radicals, probably because there is no good reason to investigate this. Electron emission (e.g., ionization such as that caused by radioactive isotopes) or free radicals are typically damaging to all cells and thus life. This is why low doses of radiation are effective in sterilizing food products. Because GMOs are living and typically function just as effectively as their non-GM counterparts, they are not likely to create free radicals or induce ionization.
QHas there ever been a study analyzing GMOs and electrons and free radicals? In other words, does the process of genetic manipulation influence or affect electrons, or create free radicals in any way?
Question submitted By: TransparencyHas there ever been a study analyzing GMOs and electrons and free radicals? In other words, does the process of genetic manipulation influence or affect electrons, or create free radicals in any way?
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Posted on December 7, 2017
Response from: Kevin C. Glenn, Ph.D., Allergenicity/Pipeline Issues Mgmt Lead, Monsanto Company • on January 8, 2018
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. This is by design to improve a crop or animal with genetic engineering. In fact, me and my colleagues recently published a paper on this very topic that addresses this very topic and gives more details on the plant selection practices used for GE crops. However, you pick up on something very... Read More
Posted on December 7, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on January 8, 2018
Nearly all foods today have been genetically modified or altered in some way over thousands of years through selective breeding. However, there are only 10 commercially available GMO crops in the U.S: soybeans, corn (field and sweet), canola, cotton, alfalfa, sugar beets, summer squash, papaya, potatoes and apples. Below is a table outlining what year the nine crops became commercially available: Squash 1995 Cotton 1996... Read More
Posted on November 17, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on December 6, 2017
When people refer to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), they are referring to precision plant breeding using genetic engineering. It allows plant breeders to take a desirable trait (like resistance to drought, insects, weeds, and disease) from one plant or organism and transfer it to the plant they want to improve, as well as make a change to an existing trait in a plant they are developing. You may have also heard of agricultural biotechnology or biotech seeds.... Read More