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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: Tuesday, 11/29/2016 6:37 am
A: Your question about the average price of GM seeds is similar to asking car manufacturers about the cost of high performance tires on their cars. In both of these cases the answer is “it depends on the specific situation.” If the reason for your question is to understand how the incremental price premium for including GM traits in seeds affects the price you pay for food, then please continue reading for some helpful information.   The cost of food is often influenced by a... 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

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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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ARTICLE: Food Fight: Genetically Modified Organisms and Our Food

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:33

What is genetic modification? Genetically modified organisms are organisms that have had their DNA altered in order to gain certain traits, such as resistance to pests or diseases.
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ARTICLE: Perplexing Case of Consumer Confusion About GE Foods

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 12:23

Consumers have little knowledge and many misconceptions about agriculture, food, genetics. Click to learn more about what people think.
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STUDY: New Genetic Engineering Technique Could Help Design, Study Biological Systems

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 15:15

A new technique will help biologists tinker with genes, whether the goal is to turn cells into tiny factories churning out medicines, modify crops to grow with limited water or study the effects of a gene on human health.
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We Heart GMOs, Science, and Technology: What We’re Reading, February 2017

By Community Manager (CBI) on Monday, March 13, 2017 - 17:10

What stories caught our eye in February? Stories about trusting science, plant patents, the history of the FDA, and how GMOs can be green. Check them out!
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ARTICLE: How Facebook Helped Me Make Friends With GMOs

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:39

There's a lot of discussion about GMOs on social media sites. Read about how woman changed her views on GMOs by engaging with various communities on Facebook.
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Everything A Potato Lover Needs To Know About The GM Potato

By Community Manager (CBI) on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 14:05

A Q&A on how genetic modification is being used in potato growing operations across the country.
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ARTICLE: What are GMOs and How Did They Get Here?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 14:35

We humans have, both consciously and unconsciously, been altering the world around us since our genesis. Find out more about how we have modified genes in medicine, food, and agriculture.
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ARTICLE: Will Genetically Modified Plants Save Us?

By Community Manager (CBI) on Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:47

Scientists around the world have ideas on how to combat climate change. One scientist suggests developing GM plants and trees to fight the problems.
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ARTICLE: Farm Babe: Top 8 Myths About GMOs Debunked

By Community Manager (CBI) on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:38

There are a lot of myths about GMOs on the Internet.Farm Babe Michelle Miller busts eight of the most common myths about GMOs.
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