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Q: What are the disadvantages of GM foods?

Answered by Community Manager - Apr 15, 2019

A: Nothing is ever perfect. As Rob Wager, faculty member at Vancouver Island University explains in a previous response, “GM crops have been quite successful since they arrived on the market 20 years ago … That is not to say there are no significant issues — there most definitely are. However, when one looks at the legitimate issues with GM crops, the vast majority are not unique to GM crops and are equally applicable to other forms of agriculture.” He cites a few common issues, including high seed and regulatory costs, germ-line biodiversity, cross-pollination, fertilizer use and herbicid [...]

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Q: What is the process of the production of GMO wheat? Flowchart?

Answered by Community Manager - Apr 15, 2019

A: There is no GMO wheat commercially available anywhere in the world. There are just 10 GMO crops commercially available in the U.S. today. Those crops are alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, squash and sugar beets.  However, posted below is a five-minute video that offers a great visual illustration of how GMOs are made.   We hope this answers your question, if you have any other questions about GMOs or biotechnology, please ask here! [...]

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Q: What are the Pros and Cons of GMO wheat?

Answered by Community Manager - Apr 15, 2019

A: There is no GMO wheat commercially available anywhere in the world. Currently, there are just 10 GMO crops commercially available in the U.S. today. Those crops are alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, squash and sugar beets.  The efforts to genetically modify these crops focus entirely on expressing positive traits that support quality of the crop and improving resistance to certain concerns, such as insects. The infographic below identifies the genetic traits expressed, as well as the uses of the 10 GMO crops approved in the U.S. [...]

GMO Crops

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Q: reasearching to make artical at school was wondering do they feed dead animals to live ones for gmo?

Answered by Community Manager - Apr 15, 2019

A: No, dead animals are not fed to live animals to make GMOs. In fact, no commercial GM crops on the market today even contain “animal genes.” Posted below is a four-minute video that offers a great visual illustration of how GMOs are researched, developed and tested. We hope this answers your question, if you have any other questions about GMOs or biotechnology, please ask here!   [...]

GMO Basics