The most widely used cooking oils for home use are soybean, canola, corn, sunflower, olive, and peanut. Other specialty oils are sold but aren’t widely used (e.g. grapeseed oil). Of the major cooking oils, olive, sunflower, and peanut oil come from crops where no GMO technology is used. In addition, any organic versions of soy or canola oil would not make use of any GM technology. However, through processing, one cannot tell the difference between GM and non-GM soy and canola cooking oils. They are chemically the same.
QWhat cooking oils are NonGMO?
Question submitted By: llewellyn88What cooking oils are NonGMO?
If no proof has been found that GMOs are harmful to humans, then why are they banned in some countries?
Posted on August 15, 2017
Response from: Steve Savage, Consultant, Savage & Associates • on August 16, 2017
GMO crops are not "banned" in any countries around the world in the normal sense of that word. Usually when something is banned for consumption, etc., it is because some problem emerged that needed a response. The history of regulation for biotech crops is quite different in that there were regulatory approval processes developed long before any such crops were commercialized. The goal was to try to anticipate any potential health or environmental issues and to make... Read More
Posted on March 2, 2017
Response from: Chris Sansone, Global Regulatory Affairs Manager – Insect Resistance Management (Americas), Bayer • on August 10, 2017
These are definitely questions that many people are asking and researching to come up with answers. In a day and age when a person can go to their smart phone to find a restaurant or search for directions, our society is definitely accustomed to finding answers quickly. Unfortunately, complex issues take more time for the scientific community to research and develop answers. History is full of examples such as genetics, which started with the work of Gregor Mendel in 1856 and... Read More
Assuming that the current situation regarding HIVAIDS in underdeveloped countries worsens, elaborate on GM medicines being a solution to combat such a problem.
Posted on May 6, 2017
Response from: Robert Murray, MD, Professor, Human Nutrition, The Ohio State University • on August 10, 2017
A gene with a desirable trait can be moved from one organism to another organism as a means to change it. The traditional way is through selective breeding, which is slow, time consuming, inefficient, and transfers more than one gene, so other unexpected and unwanted traits can cause problems. But genes also can be moved in a laboratory, resulting in what has been called a genetically modified (“transgenic”) organism (GMO). GM technology moves only one gene, eliminating other,... Read More