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Why turn to this website? Asking questions here is the same as asking oil companies if fracking is bad. Not that I am for or against fracking but there is no integrity and objectivity in the Oil industry answering the question. You have decided on this tactic because more people are pushing for labeling and this is the strategy to defuse the issue. It has been side stepped for so long due to the statism in this country and companies like Monsanto corrupting the FDA and USDA. What's worth doing is worth doing for money until the consumers unite. Your time has run out. I feel bad for those wasting their time asking questions on here.

Submitted by: rickspalding


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Expert response from Cathleen Enright

Former Executive Director of the Council for Biotechnology Information

Wednesday, 31/07/2013 15:14

We don’t want to waste anyone’s time.

For those who are interested, we developed this site to enable visitors to find out more about GMOs and―a key difference with this initiative―to facilitate the opportunity to ask their questions of well-respected experts―nutritionists, health providers, scientists and conventional and organic farmers who are freely sharing their knowledge and experience. Other than for space and ease of understanding, the answers will not be edited by us. If there are such edits, the experts always have final review.

There is a large amount of misinformation on the Internet (such as the number and types of crops that are genetically modified, unsubstantiated safety and health issues linked to GMOs and inaccurate interpretations of U.S. and international regulatory processes). We think people want to know the facts and will appreciate a place to go to get answers from experts with knowledge and experience in these areas. Please explore our site and let us know what you think.