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QSumOfUs.org is reporting that “when grassroots activists dared to challenge the global biotech giant Monsanto, it hired the world’s largest private army, Blackwater, to infiltrate and monitor their groups.” Is this true? I’d like to hear Monsant
Question submitted By: TransparencySumOfUs.org is reporting that “when grassroots activists dared to challenge the global biotech giant Monsanto, it hired the world’s largest private army, Blackwater, to infiltrate and monitor their groups.” Is this true? I’d like to hear Monsanto’s side of the story. Thank you.
Posted on August 15, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on August 16, 2017
On average, the recent research that has been conducted on GMOs, on a per product basis is calculated to be an average of $130 Million (and 13 years). This is a per product average, so each product that reaches commercialization in a given year would also cost something similar to this value. Please see below for additional helpful resources: The Cost and time involved in the discovery, development and authorization of a new plant biotechnology derived trait by Phillips... Read More
Do GMOs cross pollinate with non GMO selective breed crop hybrids ? How can we prevent transgenes from entering the gene pool of non GMO crops or wild varieties if GMOs can breed with non GMO varieties?
Posted on February 9, 2017
Response from: Kevin Folta, Professor and Chairman, Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida • on August 9, 2017
A species is defined by the ability to reproduce viable offspring, so any two plants within a species generally have the potential to cross pollinate. Like any good successful mating, it requires the union of male and female contributions at the right time, same place. So absolutely, GE crops have the potential to cross with non-GE crops of the same species—if they manage to get it on through time and space. So the rules that apply to dogs and teenagers also apply to... Read More
Posted on August 4, 2017
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on August 3, 2017
GMO Answers is funded by the Council for Biotechnology Information, which is comprised of six different companies: BASF, Bayer, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Pioneer, Monsanto Company and Syngenta. These companies are committed to the responsible development and application of plant biotechnology. GMO Answers is an initiative committed to responding to your questions about how food is grown, with a goal to make information about GMOs in the food and agriculture easier to access and understand.... Read More