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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, 4/05/2017 12:28 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
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
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
Posted On: Thursday, 3/23/2017 4:15 am
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
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

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INFOGRAPHIC: Take A Bite Out Of Food Waste With The GMO Apple

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.
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STUDY: I Have a Dream: Organic Movements Include Gene Manipulation to Improve Sustainable Farming

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!
  • Impact on Environment
  • Impact on Farms
  • Science and GMO Basics
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ARTICLE: Genetically-Modified Crops Are The Future: Here’s Why

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.
  • Impact on Environment
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Future of GMO
  • Science and GMO Basics
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Play Ball!: What We’re Reading April 2017

By Community Manager (CBI) on Friday, April 14, 2017 - 09:02

What did GMO Answers find interesting to read last month? Stories about plant breeding, new GMO corn research, and Princess Anne supporting GMO technology.
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  • Impact on Society
  • Impact on Farms
  • Future of GMO
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ARTICLE: 3 Disease Resistant GMOs Could Address Climate Change and Save Farmers Billions

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.
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  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Future of GMO
  • Science and GMO Basics
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ARTICLE: Ending the Ag vs Enviro Divide

By Community Manager (CBI) on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 07:43

There’s good reason to end the agriculture versus the environment fight. Find out why and how.
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  • Impact on Environment
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ARTICLE: Agriculture Experts Attempt to Dispel Myths, Inform Public on GMOs

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.
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  • Science and GMO Basics
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VIDEO: Seeing-is-Believing Biotech Study Tour to India: Voices from Ethiopia

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.
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  • Seed Choice
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ARTICLE: How Do Genetics Impact Animal Well-Being?

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!
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  • Future of GMO
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The Toughest Audience I’ve Ever Cooked For

By Community Manager (CBI) on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:37

March is National Nutrition Month. Learn from a local chef about the food choices he makes to create the most nutritious and delicious meals.
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