QHow come people have to wear those protection suits and there are signs warning about the dangerous chemicals used on GMO agriculture and yet is safe for us to eat? And please don't use another example I'm asking about GMO.

How come people have to wear those protection suits and there are signs warning about the dangerous chemicals used on GMO agriculture and yet is safe for us to eat? And please don't use another example I'm asking about GMO.

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Posted on December 7, 2017
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Posted on December 7, 2017
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
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
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