Qhave the number of people getting sick gone up because of gmos
Question submitted By: Ryanm3113have the number of people getting sick gone up because of gmos
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Posted on October 26, 2017
Response from: Andy Newhouse , P.h.D. Student • on November 15, 2017
An "LMO" (Living Modified Organism) is basically a GMO that is alive and capable of passing on its genes to a subsequent generation. In most situations, the terms LMO and GMO are essentially synonymous, but neither term is really used by most biotechnologists! More on that below. The term LMO was used in the Cartegena Protocol (basically a big document that came out of an international convention several years ago, more detailed info here.) The reason we as... Read More
Posted on October 6, 2017
Response from: Professor Drew Kershen, Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law (Emeritus), University of Oklahoma, College of Law • on November 15, 2017
Biotechnology as a discipline focuses on understanding molecular biology and has applications in medicine/health, environmental science, industrial products and agriculture. Biotechnology is widely used in all these sectors. I will focus my answer on agricultural biotechnology. In many countries (e.g., Brazil, Canada, India, and the United States) a significant amount of agricultural research, especially basic research in molecular biology, is conducted by governmental agricultural... Read More
I live in Germany, why is it not possible for me to buy GMOs like the arctic apple etc.? Why have Americans and Canadians the chance to buy your products but we have not? Do you intentionally ignore the growing customer demand from Europeans?
Posted on September 4, 2017
Response from: Dr. Stuart Smyth, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan • on November 15, 2017
The principle reason that GM products such as Arctic apples are not available in Germany or any other country of the European Union is due to the GMO labeling legislation in place there. Presently, any food product that contains GM ingredients of greater than 0.9 percent has to be labelled as being a GM food product. The environmental non-governmental organizations have led extensive public relation campaigns to convince European consumers that GM labels are to be viewed as a warning, or... Read More