QDo neonicotinoids and Roundup affect the wild bee populations? If so, how are you working to stop this bee killoff?
Question submitted By: Forward MarchDo neonicotinoids and Roundup affect the wild bee populations? If so, how are you working to stop this bee killoff?
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How do the various chemicals I.E Pesticides, Herbicides, etc used to manage GMO farms affect the surrounding soil it seeps into?
Posted on March 2, 2018
Response from: Steven L. Levine, Ph.D., Global Lead- Ecotoxicology and Environmental Risk Assessment, Monsanto Company • on May 11, 2018
Believe it or not, I jump at opportunities to talk about aquatic life, so thank you for your interest. I developed a passion for aquatic animals early on and remain grateful that I have managed to explore my passions in ecotoxicology for over 25 years! This discussion will focus on glyphosate and dicamba as examples of herbicides that are used to manage weed control on farms cultivating GM crops. As background, glyphosate binds strongly to soils limiting bioavailability and glyphosate rapidly... Read More
Posted on March 1, 2018
Response from: Gabe Middleton, DVM • on May 4, 2018
There are many ingredients in livestock feeds. The most common ingredients that might be genetically modified (GM) crops are corn, soybeans, and alfalfa hay. The safety of these feeds being fed to livestock has been evaluated in hundreds of studies with no adverse effects on animal health. The percentage of actual genetically modified DNA ingested by the animal is extremely small, much less than 1 percent of their total intake. We can say, unequivocally, that GMOs present no potential for harm... Read More
What is the most beneficial impact that genetically modified food has done for the agricultural world?
Posted on February 28, 2018
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on April 25, 2018
In addition to the below response, in this recent response from Chris Barbey, PhD Student, Plant Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Florida, he addresses the non-browning apples in more detail.