Check out this infographic to learn more about GMO regulation and the research and review it takes bring a GMO to market.
INFOGRAPHIC: How Does a GMO Get to Market? The GMO regulation, review and research process.
By • October 09, 2014
Posted on March 28, 2017
Response from: John McMurdy, Ph.D , Director of Emerging Markets & Development Partnerships, CLI • on May 3, 2017
By Phillips McDougall’s calculations, 777 million tonnes of the top biotech food crops (maize, soybean, canola and sugar beet) were produced in 2015, which equates to 48.6 percent of the global production of these crops. Since you do not eat cotton, this number was not included. It’s also important to keep in mind that a proportion of all of the crops will be for feed and fuel purposes, not as direct food. If you want to look at total impact of biotech crops on crop... Read More
Posted on February 2, 2017
Response from: John Vicini, Ph.D., Food Safety Scientific Affairs Lead, Monsanto Company • on April 24, 2017
There are two possible questions here: 1) what is Roundup Ready® corn, and 2) is it fed to dairy cows? I’d like to answer both. Q1 - What is Roundup Ready® corn? Roundup is a brand name (trademark) for agricultural herbicides. Monsanto’s Roundup® branded agricultural herbicides contain glyphosate, a non-selective herbicide, as an active ingredient. Glyphosate inhibits a specific enzyme that is essential to plant growth. When the product is sprayed on plant... Read More
There are 8 GMO crops available in market in 2015. How about 2016? How about salmon? are these GMO products available in Malaysia market?
Posted on October 26, 2016
Response from: Mahaletchumy Arujanan, Ph.D ., Executive Director Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC) • on April 24, 2017
The GM crops cultivated globally in 2016 are corn, soybean, cotton, canola, sugar beet, squash, potato, poplar, alfalfa, Brinjal. But there are more if we count by traits or events (e.g. herbicide tolerant corn, insect resistant corn, staked gene (with both traits) etc.) GM salmon was approved in the U.S. in 2015 and in Canada in 2016. Malaysia imports GM corn and soybean for food and feed. Most of the food ingredients from these two crops might be GM as well since segregation of GM... Read More