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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Posted on November 17, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on December 6, 2017
The topic of labeling can be discussed in many different ways. We hope the below information on labeling GM food addresses your question. The issue of GMO labeling, the consumer choice and logistical impacts of labeling genetically engineered food is discussed in this response. Scott Kohne, NAFTA market acceptance manager for the Seeds Unit at Bayer, explains the difference between labeling in different countries vs. labeling GMO products in the U.S. Read his full response... Read More
Why are my apples growing black, I give them fertilizer, and my dog defecates on them every morning for nutrients. And my watermelons are 2 ft away from the apples, and the coconuts are 3 ft away
Posted on October 17, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on November 20, 2017
While we cannot speak to that specific situation, here is some more information about GM apples and other crops that are genetically modified. GM apples are non-browning, eliminating those superficial issues that cause people to unnecessarily throw them away - reducing food waste. These apples are scheduled to reach U.S. shelves later this fall. “The fruit has been genetically modified so they don't turn brown. Using a technique called gene silencing, Carter and his... Read More
Posted on October 26, 2017
Response from: Andy Newhouse , P.h.D. Student • on November 15, 2017
An "LMO" (Living Modified Organism) is basically a GMO that is alive and capable of passing on its genes to a subsequent generation. In most situations, the terms LMO and GMO are essentially synonymous, but neither term is really used by most biotechnologists! More on that below. The term LMO was used in the Cartegena Protocol (basically a big document that came out of an international convention several years ago, more detailed info here.) The reason we as... Read More