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Posted On: Wednesday, 11/30/2016 3:29 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Friday, 1/06/2017 12:37 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
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Tuesday, 12/27/2016 4:55 pm
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
Q: Are there actually water products out there that are labeled nonGMO? I find that hard to believe. httpwww.gmoguide.org
Posted On: Monday, 11/21/2016 3:39 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Wednesday, 1/11/2017 4:54 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
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Tuesday, 12/27/2016 4:27 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
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Wednesday, 11/16/2016 7:56 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.