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Posted On: Wednesday, 4/05/2017 12:28 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Friday, 4/21/2017 6:24 pm
A: GMOs can have impact on the environment in many ways by improving soil health and air quality, reducing food waste & loss and preserving H20. This article by Graham Brookes, Agricultural Economist, explores some of the economic and environmental impacts of GM crop use. “‘In the 17th year of widespread adoption, crops developed through genetic modification delivered more environmentally friendly farming practices while providing clear improvements to farmer... Continue Reading
Posted On: Tuesday, 4/04/2017 9:16 am
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Friday, 4/21/2017 6:05 pm
A: In short, yes, GMOs are real. 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 the U.S: soybeans, corn (field and sweet), canola, cotton, alfalfa, sugar beets, summer squash, papaya and potatoes. GMO apples have also been approved to be grown and will be coming to market soon. The chart below explains why each of the nine GMO crops – which are... Continue Reading
Posted On: Sunday, 3/26/2017 3:36 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Thursday, 4/20/2017 7:13 pm
A: Many people have misconceptions and questions about GMOs, leading them to believe many myths. Farm Babe Michelle Miller, outlined some of the top myths about GMOs and debunks these in one of her blog posts. “Myth #1: Farmers are forced to grow GMOs. No, we aren’t forced to. No, the government doesn’t pay us to. We grow them because we want to and they help us, you, and the planet. Since the inception of certain GMO crops, insecticide spray is down... Continue Reading
Q: you said you sell gmo seeds? because people in my university argue the benefits of gmo seeds and i want to shut them up once and for all. i have tried searching amazon and cant find any to purchase. so how do i get from you? and do you know any gmo...
Posted On: Thursday, 3/23/2017 4:15 am
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Thursday, 4/20/2017 6:37 pm
A: According to a similar question farmer Brian Scott answered, purchasing GMO seeds depends on the person who is buying them. For farmers, GM seeds are available from specific seed dealers, but unavailable for the general consumer. “A farmer, like myself, can go to a seed dealer and buy genetically modified corn and soybeans to raise on his farm. With that purchase there will likely be a contract to sign along with information on how to properly steward the technology. For the... Continue Reading
Posted On: Tuesday, 3/21/2017 2:00 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Friday, 4/21/2017 12:25 pm
A: To answer your question, foods made from GM crops are as healthy as their non-GM counterparts. In this response, registered dietician, Connie Diekman, explains: “…the Food and Drug Administration has set forth guidelines related to the use of GMOs, and in those documents they reference the science that indicates food developed through biotechnology are digested in the same manner as other foods and therefore provide the same nutrition, or in some cases more nutrition (if... Continue Reading
By Community Manager (CBI) on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:44
GM apples are non-browning, eliminating superficial issues that cause people to unnecessarily throw them away – reducing food waste.
By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:15
Can GMOs and organic farming co-exist? This researcher thinks so. Find out how!
By Community Manager (CBI) on Monday, April 17, 2017 - 14:57
GM crops have been cultivated in almost 30 countries for the past 20 years without a single proven instance of any harm to any human or animal being. The bogey of genetic contamination and genetic pollution by GM crops has been misused by anti-GM activists for too long without any scientific basis.
By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:29
Scientists are always working to find new ways to fight plant diseases. Check out three of the most promising new breakthroughs.
By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 13:14
A panel of experts note that GMOs are as safe as non-GMO foods for consumers. Find out what they had to say.
By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 10:10
Key stakeholders from Ethiopia participated in a seeing-is-believing study tour of India’s biotech cotton sub-sectors including research institutes, seed production companies and farmers’ fields. The study tour, conducted on November 13-19 2016, aimed at exposing African stakeholders to the Indian Bt cotton farming experiences, as well as the country’s biotech crop regulation and commercialization processes.
By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:29
How Do Genetics Impact Animal Well-Being? Through improved animal health and welfare. Find out more!