QIf a cow eats GMO corn or soy is there any way to tell or is there any difference in that animal's meat or milk as opposed to an animal that consumed only organic feed?
Question submitted By: jthompsonIf a cow eats GMO corn or soy is there any way to tell or is there any difference in that animal's meat or milk as opposed to an animal that consumed only organic feed?
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Posted on April 13, 2018
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on May 7, 2018
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
Posted on February 28, 2018
Response from: Dr. Tim Durham, Farmer, Assistant Professor of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, Ferrum College • on May 7, 2018
Dollars and sense! GMO development has historically been spearheaded by private industry. Without a doubt, it’s a grueling process – costly and time consuming. The R&D pipeline broadly includes: Discovery/market assessment Brainstorming ideas Are there any genes/traits that seem promising? Any identified market needs? Cost/benefit analysis How realistic are those ideas? Businesses are risk averse and need to justify new products to stakeholders... Read More
Posted on March 27, 2018
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on May 4, 2018
No, in fact, as explained in this response, “the overwhelming consensus of scientific experts and major scientific authorities around the world, including the World Health Organization, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the American Medical Association have ruled that GMOs are safe.” “In the spring of 2016, The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) issued a comprehensive report where a panel of more than 20 scientists,... Read More