Community Manager

CBI

Community Manager

Moderator for GMOAnswers.com

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 August 4, 2017
Response from Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • August 3, 2017
GMO Answers is funded by the Council for Biotechnology Information, which is comprised of six different companies: BASF, Bayer, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Pioneer, Monsanto Company and Syngenta. These companies are committed to the responsible development and application of plant biotechnology. GMO Answers is an initiative committed to responding to your questions about how food is grown, with a goal to make information about GMOs in the food and agriculture easier to access and understand.... Read More
Posted on July 31, 2017
Response from Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • July 31, 2017
There are no genetically modified chickens, however for several decades, chickens have been traditionally bred for higher productivity including the larger size and health of the bird, both being huge advantages for farmers and consumers.  Ashley Peterson, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs for the National Chicken Council answered a very similar question and states, “We start with good breeding. Over the years, we’ve selected chickens with the best... Read More
Posted on July 20, 2017
Response from Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • July 31, 2017
There are no genetically modified chickens, however for several decades, chickens have been traditionally bred for higher productivity including the larger size and health of the bird.    Ashley Peterson, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs for the National Chicken Council answered a very similar question and states,   “We start with good breeding. Over the years, we’ve selected chickens with the best traits (size, health, leg strength, etc... Read More
Posted on July 31, 2017
Response from Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • June 9, 2017
Thank you for your request. Actually, GMOs are safe. Many consumers are led to believe that GMOs can cause cancer, autism, gluten intolerance and other illnesses. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. 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... Read More
Posted on April 12, 2017
Response from Community Manager, Moderator for GMOAnswers.com • August 28, 2017
There are no GM tomatoes on the market but there is quite a bit of misinformation about GM crops on the Internet – for example “spooky” Fish DNA in tomatoes - that is designed to mislead and scare consumers.                                             ... Read More

STUDY: Consumer Trends in the Food and Beverage Industry

By Community Manager (CBI) on May 18, 2018

According to a survey of more than 2,200 American adults by research firm Morning Consult for consumer trends in the beverage and food market, Americans find food and drinks more appealing if they are labeled “fresh” or “farm fresh”. The words “diet” and “vegan” are shopping turn-offs, with around a third of consumers saying those labels make food items less appealing. The survey also found that American consumers have not been greatly impacted by relentless campaigns against genetically modified foods, which have been shown to be perfectly safe time and time again.

STUDY: 2018 Food and Health Survey

By Community Manager (CBI) on May 16, 2018

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2018 Food and Health Survey marks the 13th time the IFIC Foundation has surveyed American consumers to understand their perceptions, beliefs and behaviors around food and food purchasing decisions. This year, the survey continues an examination of issues related to health and diet, food components, food production, and food safety. It also explores new topics, such as food insecurity, diets and eating patterns, and how consumers’ diets compare to dietary guidelines and expert recommendations.

STUDY: An overview of the last 10 years of genetically engineered crop safety research

By Community Manager (CBI) on April 5, 2018

The technology to produce genetically engineered (GE) plants is celebrating its 30th anniversary and one of the major achievements has been the development of GE crops. The safety of GE crops is crucial for their adoption and has been the object of intense research work often ignored in the public debate. We have reviewed the scientific literature on GE crop safety during the last 10 years, built a classified and manageable list of scientific papers, and analyzed the distribution and composition of the published literature

STUDY: Impacts of GMO corn: A meta analysis

By Community Manager (CBI) on February 20, 2018

Despite the extensive cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) maize and considerable number of scientific reports on its agro-environmental impact, the risks and benefits of GE maize are still being debated and concerns about safety remain. This meta-analysis aimed at increasing knowledge on agronomic, environmental and toxicological traits of GE maize by analyzing the peer-reviewed literature (from 1996 to 2016) on yield, grain quality, non-target organisms (NTOs), target organisms (TOs) and soil biomass decomposition.

STUDY: The allergenicity of genetically modified foods from genetically engineered crops

By Community Manager (CBI) on February 15, 2018

This article describes how GM crops are produced, how GM crops are tested, and how allergies are tested and future directions for testing and GM products and presents a systematic review on GM products and their potential for allergenicity

STUDY: Biotech crop planting resumes high adoption in 2016

By Community Manager (CBI) on February 13, 2018

The global area of biotech crops in 2016 increased from 179.7 million hectares to 185.1 million hectares, a 3% increase equivalent to 5.4 million hectares.

STUDY: There Is “Little Doubt” About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops

By Community Manager (CBI) on January 19, 2018

Genetically modified (GM) crops are plants in which DNA has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally through plant breeding. Genetic engineering transfers selected individual genes within or across plant species to produce plants with targeted characteristics. Some have questioned whether GM crops have been responsible for increased crop yields. Comparing US yields to European Union yields (where GM crops are banned) provides evidence that GM technologies have increased crop yields. Agricultural yields have increased over the past several decades. But, such increases are not fait accompli. Rather, they result from the development of new technologies. Banning yield-enhancing technologies means that food crop production will be lower than would otherwise be the case, and more water, land, and other inputs will be needed to increase global food production.

STUDY: Semantic Network Analysis Reveals Opposing Online Representations of the Search Term “GMO”

By Community Manager (CBI) on January 9, 2018

How you perceive the term GMO all depends on how and where you hear the acronym. Here, a study takes a look at a variety of sources and analyzes perception based on each source.

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