QWhat is the current situation of African Harvest sorghum bio fortified project in Burkina Faso..was it suspended, and why?
Question submitted By: Obi chineduWhat is the current situation of African Harvest sorghum bio fortified project in Burkina Faso..was it suspended, and why?
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Posted on March 8, 2018
Response from: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • on April 12, 2018
GMOs will not “save the world,” however they are an important tool in the toolbox for food security and agriculture. Dr. Stuart Smyth, Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics at the University of Saskatchewan, explores this topic in depth in a similar question and response here. “No single crop or food production method is capable of feeding the world on its own, so no, GMOs by themselves will not feed the world. However, as part... Read More
Can GM foods be sustainable forever? If so, what type of steps do we have to take to keep them sustainable?
Posted on March 1, 2018
Response from: Bruce M. Chassy, Professor Emeritus of Food Safety and Nutritional Sciences, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign • on April 12, 2018
GMOs are crops - and like any other version of the same crop, where you grow them and how you grow them is far more important than whether they are GMOs. No known system of agriculture can promise that it is sustainable forever; much agricultural research is being devoted to improving the sustainability of agriculture. In this regard, it appears likely that using GM technologies may improve sustainability of a particular crop cultured in a specific manner and place. Other... Read More
Posted on March 5, 2018
Response from: Robert Murray, MD, Professor, Human Nutrition, The Ohio State University • on April 12, 2018
Your question is being asked about many things that surround pregnant woman. Recently, studies have shown that many different things can effect pregnancy. Chemicals in water, air, soil, many medications, infections and chronic diseases, poor blood sugar control, tobacco exposure, and even mental and physical stress all carry risk. What happens to the mother, happens to the baby. At risk is not only the baby’s immediate growth and development, but also risk for chronic diseases in later... Read More