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Whya are you guys putting GMOS into our food can you plz stop that

Submitted by: iflower2020


Expert response from Aimee Hood

Regulatory Science Communications Lead, Bayer Crop Science

Wednesday, 11/03/2015 17:49

First, I’d like to clarify that biotech companies don’t “put GMOs into food.”  We make seeds that are then grown into crops.  Some of these seeds are created using modern biotechnology and are called genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.


The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization predicts that by 2050, we will need to increase food production by 100 percent to have enough to feed the world.  Agriculture also needs to adapt to the impacts of climate change.  I think that we can all agree that providing tools that are able to meet these demands and challenges while minimizing the impact on the environment is a priority.  I believe that GMOs are one of the tools that are imperative for our future world, and I am proud to be working on this technology.


The Genetic Literacy Project compiled 10 reasons why we need biotech foods and crops.  To me, these are the reasons that we should not stop making GM crops. 


Modifying seeds is not a new phenomenon.  In fact, farmers have intentionally changed the genetic makeup of all the crops they have grown and the livestock they have raised since domestic agriculture began 10,000 years ago.   Every fruit, vegetable and grain that is commercially available today has been altered by human hands, including organic and heirloom seeds.


In the late 20th century, advances in technology enabled us to expand the genetic diversity of crops. For years, university, government and company scientists intensively researched and refined this process. A major result has been GM seeds that maintain or increase the yield of crops while requiring less land and fewer inputs, both of which lessen the impact of agriculture on the environment and reduce costs for farmers.