QThe impact GMOs have on the society.
Question submitted By: kxmbyThe impact GMOs have on the society.
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Posted on February 7, 2018
Response from: Dr. Stuart Smyth, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan • on March 8, 2018
Many people have commented on this, offering a variety to reasons for the opposition to GMOs and GM crops. They offer examples such as the detection of BSE in British cattle and the UK Minister for Agriculture publicly announcing British beef was perfectly safe to eat to the detection of dioxins in chocolate, all of which occurred in the late 1990s. At this time, GM food products were entering the market and in some instances even labelled as being GM products, such as GM tomato paste in... Read More
Posted on January 3, 2018
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on February 2, 2018
GMO is a general term that is used to describe a genetic variation that has occurred, which not only happens in nature, but humans have been doing this through selective breeding for over thousands of years. 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... Read More
Can you mix traits from animals to humans?Therefore could you potentially take the strength of a lion and implant it within the human genetic form?We know you can move a muscle while both are developed and it can create uncertainty due to the...
Posted on September 25, 2017
Response from: Anthony Chan , DVM, PhD, Researcher, Yerkes National Primate Research Center • on January 29, 2018
Technically, you can mix traits among species, which is how transgenic work is done. The first transgenic mouse was introduced with the human growth hormone gene, and by overexpressing the growth hormone, the mouse grew bigger, but not the same as human size. This is more like the function of the gene. Whether it can mix the physical features between species will be different, but something like a chimera study that mixes animals of two strains might carry physical features of both. However,... Read More