QHow are GMO foods regulated?
Question submitted By: aruss2010How are GMO foods regulated?
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Posted on March 8, 2018
Response from: Wayne Parrott, Professor, Crop Breeding and Genetics, University of Georgia • on July 20, 2018
Yes, but only on purpose. Folks may have seen ornamental plants that have red or purple foliage. It is possible to copy this natural phenomenon into other plants using GMO technology. Other than that, the simple act of making a plant a GMO should not change its color. Read More
List of ingredients that have become nonvegetarian after being genetically engineered. for a vegetarian, which foods do I have to buy gmo-free? i can not eat foods that have genes from animals inserted in them. thank you
Posted on June 13, 2018
Response from: Connie Diekman, MEd, RD, LD, FADA • on July 12, 2018
The good news is that no genetically modified food has animal genes in it. There are currently only 10 crops that are developed with GM technology, they are - alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, squash and sugar beets. Alfalfa and feed corn are often fed to animals but all studies of dairy, eggs and milk from these animals has never found any indication of the GM feed, in other words, the animal digests that crop in the same manner as any other... Read More
Posted on March 1, 2018
Response from: Janet Carpenter, Owner, J E Carpenter Consulting LLC M.S. Agricultural and Resource Economics • on July 12, 2018
Addressing world hunger is exceedingly complex, as we currently produce enough food to feed the global population, but still 815 million people in the world were estimated as chronically undernourished in 2016. And while global population growth is slowing, world population is still expected to rise from 7.3 billion today to 9.7 billion by 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100. More needs to be done to address disparities in access to adequate nutrition (see FAO 2017), but it is clear that... Read More