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Debbie Mahedo

Global Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs Oilseeds Lead, Bayer

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As the Global Biotechnology Oilseeds Regulatory Affairs Lead at Bayer I am focused on bringing new Soybean and Canola biotechnology derived products to growers by leading the regulatory safety data development and execution to enable and maintain product registrations.  

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Q: The Ted Miner troll asked me if humans eat GMO soybeans. Search attempts only turn up organic soybeans or edamame no matter how I word the search phrase. What US company sells GMO soybeans or edamame for human consumption?

Answered By Debbie Mahedo - Nov 01, 2018

A: Thank you for your question.  Companies like mine, Bayer Crop Science, sell both GM and conventional soybean seeds.  Contrary to misconceptions there are only a few GMO crops in the grocery store available as whole produce. A few examples include sweet corn, summer squash, papayas, potatoes and apples - not soybeans. However, other food products may contain ingredients derived from GMO crops. A wide variety of foods including cereal, corn chips, veggie burgers and more are derived from genetically modified corn, soy, sugar beets and canola. GMO soybeans are primarily fiel [...]

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