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Posted On: Saturday, 4/22/2017 7:15 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Friday, 5/12/2017 4:53 pm
A: GM crops can have an impact on the environment in many ways, but this doesn’t necessarily mean they are bad or have a negative effect on the environment. In fact, GM crops can help improve soil health and air quality, help reduce food waste & loss and preserve 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... Continue Reading
Posted On: Wednesday, 4/19/2017 4:42 pm
Answered By: Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com, Friday, 5/12/2017 12:56 pm
A: Currently there are nine GMO crops commercially available today: sweet and field corn, soybeans, cotton, canola, alfalfa, sugar beets, papaya, potato and squash. GM apples are approved and coming to market soon. Check out this video explaining how genetic engineering was used to make the Hawaiian papaya resistant to the deadly papaya ring spot virus. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) allows plant breeders to take a desirable trait (like... Continue Reading
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
By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:45
Many people have questions about the safety of food from animals fed with GM feed. A new article answers these questions.
By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 10:27
Check out what caught our eye in April in our monthly What We're Reading post.
By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 09:55
All over the world, experts are working on ground-breaking innovations in plant science that could significantly improve peoples' lives, particularly in developing countries. Researchers in Uganda are working to fight a disease devastating banana plantations.
By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:36
A new study compares gene changes between GMO corn and non-GMO corn. The study found fewer changes to the genome in GMO corn. Click to read more.
By Community Manager (CBI) on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 13:49
You’ll find a lot of misinformation and false claims about GMOs – that they cause cancer or aren’t tested for safety, among others – on the Internet. This week, we’ll correct five common misconceptions about GMOs.