QWhy doesn't Monsanto allow any private researchers to test if their GMO seeds are actually safe? The only tests done on GMO food are done by or paid for by Monsanto, clearly it doesn't take a genius to figure out these tests are rigged in favor of Monsant

Why doesn't Monsanto allow any private researchers to test if their GMO seeds are actually safe? The only tests done on GMO food are done by or paid for by Monsanto, clearly it doesn't take a genius to figure out these tests are rigged in favor of Monsanto. I recommend that Monsanto give some of their seeds to independent scientists to actually test them(the seeds being randomly chosen). There should be no corporate intimidation done, bribes, threats, tampering of data, or any deception in this. If so it can be done the UN should do a take on in this and have overseas researchers test Monsanto's seeds as well and even to tests of their own, without any interference from Monsanto or any of it's affiliates, partners or other biotech corporations.

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Independent researchers can do testing on our products.  In fact, there have been hundreds of studies on GMOs performed by independent scientists.  Please see additional information that I provided in response to a similar question on GMO Answers: http://gmoanswers.com/ask/i-learned-practical-experience-order-get-job-monsanto-or-do-any-research-supported-monsanto-or.

Posted on January 31, 2018
Thank you for your question. There are various aspects of your question. I assume your question refers to the use of Agrobacterium rhizogenes by scientists to intentionally transfer genes from the bacterium to plants. Infection and DNA transfer from this bacterium occurs in nature all the time to cause disease. Such transformed plants are not classified as GMOs since transfer occurred naturally. If this is done by scientists then it would be classified as a GMO. Rules and... Read More
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Posted on March 1, 2018
I’m a Monsanto scientist who has more than 20 years of experience with genetic modification of plants. I will try to answer your question, even though I don’t ever do experiments on animals, certainly not on humans, of course! Can humans be genetically modified…but a much bigger question is should humans be genetically modified? There are two ways to think about genetic modification of humans (or any animal). One way is modification of somatic cells, and the other is the... Read More
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Posted on May 10, 2017
The simple answer is that 20+ years of composition assessments of GMO crops have demonstrated that crop composition is not appreciably affected by the GM process (1). In addition, data collected through that time have indicated that general factors such as the growth environment can contribute to notable variation in component levels (2). Plant agglutinins (or lectins) and amylase inhibitors are examples of anti-nutritional compounds that may be present in crops. The relevance of such a... Read More

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