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The GMO Answers Community Manager is the website moderator who helps answer your questions by linking to resources on GMO Answers and other online content which addresses GMOs and biotechnology. The Community Manager also ensures the dialogue among the community members remains constructive and respective of all viewpoints. If you have questions about how the community is managed, please visit our house rules, http://gmoanswers.com/house-rules.

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Posted On: Wednesday, 11/30/2016 3:29 pm
A: Many people believe GMOs cause negative effects and are unsafe. However, GMOs are safe and every leading health organization in the world stands behind the safety of GMOs. Extensive and continuous studies on GMOs are being conducted to ensure their ongoing safety for consumption.   Click here to find thousands of studies on the safety of GMOs. Click here to find hundreds of independent studies.   To many, GMOs are considered an important tool in addressing complex issues around... Continue Reading
Posted On: Sunday, 11/27/2016 12:21 am
A: As of 2015, GMOs are grown, imported and/or used in more than 70 countries. Each of these countries has its own rigorous certification process.   This map explores the specific places that GMOs are grown, imported or used in field trials.   Bringing a new GMO to market involves extensive safety and environmental review by regulatory bodies around the world. More than 70 governments globally review and regulate GMOs. In the United States, agencies including U.S. Department of... Continue Reading
Posted On: Monday, 11/21/2016 3:39 pm
A: Companies in the past have labeled their water and water products as such, which is misleading to consumers.   Below is one example of a water product that has been labeled as non-GMO.     The Wall Street Journal published an article titled: Non GMO salt? Water? Food companies exploit GMO free labels, misleading customers, promoting misinformation which speaks on this topic as well,   “Numerous products–remarkably even including water–are being... Continue Reading
Posted On: Thursday, 11/17/2016 2:01 pm
A: Farmers have grown commercial GM crops for about 20 years, but genetic modification in crops is much older. Farmers have been intentionally changing the genetic makeup of all domesticated crops for about 10,000 years. Every fruit, vegetable and grain that is commercially available today has been altered by human hands, including organic and heirloom seeds.     Then, in the late 20th century, advances in technology enabled us to expand the genetic diversity of crops through... Continue Reading
Posted On: Monday, 11/07/2016 3:04 pm
A: Thank you for your question. We believe you are referring to what foods contain GMOs.   Our experts have answered similar questions in the past – please see below for a comprehensive overview on this topic which should help address your question.   WHAT CROPS ARE GENETICALLY MODIFIED? While nearly all foods today have been genetically modified or altered in some way over thousands of years through selective breeding, there are only nine commercially available GMO crops in... Continue Reading

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ARTICLE: GMOs: A Scapegoat of the American Food System

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 14:24

What are some of the common myths about GMOs? This article addresses them, and sets the record straight.
  • Impact on Society
  • Impact on Environment
  • Science and GMO Basics
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Let It Be Resolved: What We’re Reading, December 2016

By Community Manager (CBI) on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 15:37

What stories did we find interesting last month? Stories about farmers and attitudes about GMO, stories about the potential of GMOs, and stories about what we may have lost by not using GMOs more.
  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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VIDEO: Spotlight on Biotechnology and Agriculture

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 11:17

The National Corn Growers Association has put together a video highlighting the importance of biotechnology and science in food production.
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ARTICLE: The Promise of GMOs: Nutrition

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 13:54

Anastasia Bodnar assesses some of the major nutritional claims about genetically modified crops, and how close those claims are to being met.
  • Impact on Farms
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
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ARTICLE: My Story - Why I Advocate for Agriculture

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 11:34

Why do some people advocate for farming? Read and find out the Farm Babe's story.
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ARTICLE: Profile of an Indian GM Farmer: High-Tech Seeds on a Traditional Farm

By Community Manager (CBI) on Friday, December 16, 2016 - 14:14

Some farmers in India are choosing to grow genetically modified cotton. Check out this story to find out how and why.
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Giving Thanks: What We’re Reading – November 2016

By Community Manager (CBI) on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:49

What we were reading in November? Stories about the potential of ag research, new ways to potentially prevent Zika infections, and a possible breakthrough in the way we grow our food. Click to read more.
  • Impact on Environment
  • Future of GMO
  • Science and GMO Basics
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STUDY: Assessing Potential Impact of Bt Eggplants on Non-Target Arthropods in the Philippines

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 10:18

Do pest-resistant plants have an impact on other pests in the local ecosystem? A new study addresses the issue.
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  • Impact on Farms
  • Science and GMO Basics
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ARTICLE: The 10 Minor Realizations That Flipped My Thinking About GMOs

By Community Manager (CBI) on Friday, December 9, 2016 - 08:54

Questions about how plant breeding works, including developing GMOs? A new post explains how genes in plants work, and dispels come concerns about GMOs.
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Science and GMO Basics
  • Seed Choice
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ARTICLE: How to Mislead With Statistics: GMO Crops Edition

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 09:58

A new article in Mother Jones takes a critical look at some of the claims made about GMOs in a recent New York Times article.
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