QWhat is the difference in the cost of production gmo vs. non gmo?
Question submitted By: J D MonizWhat is the difference in the cost of production gmo vs. non gmo?
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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
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