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 December 20, 2016
Response from: Terry Etherton, Department Head, Distinguished Professor of Animal Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University • on May 25, 2017
The only alternative is that livestock be fed feed that does not contain any GMOs. This is misleading, however, because all feedstuffs over history have evolved by classical plant breeding and genetic selection, which involved genetic modification! Thus, we have the outcomes of plant breeding (crossbreeding) and those obtained by the use of contemporary genetic enhancement (the GMO's) using powerful, precise, and advanced scientific methodologies. Read More
Posted on March 1, 2017
Response from: Dave Conley , Director, Corporate Communications, AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. • on May 23, 2017
This is an interesting question because the original reason for the research that led to the development of the AquAdvantage Salmon was to solve a different problem other than fast growth. I wrote this article for an aquaculture publication that was published last September. As you will read in this article, the decision to produce a faster growing salmon was taken after the attempt to make a cold-tolerant salmon failed However, you are probably interested in why there is a need to... Read More
Posted on December 13, 2016
Response from: David Sousa, Issues Management Leader, Dow AgroSciences • on December 13, 2016
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