QHow much land do GMOs save
Question submitted By: TrinitytristanHow much land do GMOs save
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Posted on May 7, 2018
Response from: Christopher Barbey, PhD Student, Plant Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology • on June 25, 2018
Hi and thanks for the question! I think you may have been inspired by recent reports on the discovery of the human gene PDE10A. This gene helps the Bajau people (a marine hunter-gatherer people living in southeast Asia) dive deeper and for greater duration. This genetic adaption increases the size of their spleen, which helps the Bajau perform in low-oxygen environments. At the same time, new techniques for editing DNA (of all organisms) has many people excited about curing human genetic... Read More
Posted on May 30, 2018
Response from: Jennifer Schmidt, Maryland Farmer and Registered Dietician • on June 25, 2018
I think the answer for this question is – it depends…. In the developed world where we have access to a wide variety of foods, I think that eating a food derived from a genetically engineered crop it unlikely to expand one’s life expectancy in and of itself. However, certain components of those crops can certainly contribute to improved health. High oleic soybeans produce a monounsaturated fat that is trans-fat free. Trans-fats can contribute to an increased LDL... Read More
Can a gardener buy gmo squash seeds and how much are they? I am a biologist and am not afraid of gmos.
Posted on June 25, 2018
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on June 25, 2018
Thank you for your question and interest, it is great you are a supporter of sciences. The traditional home gardening seed outlets do not sell/market/offer GMO crop seeds, one would have to work through a grower seed dealer/distributor, which would require appropriate licensing and a contract agreement. So anyone can purchase GM seed varieties – it simply requires going through a farm supply company, getting the required licensing and signing a contract. But typical gardener retail... Read More