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Q: How to reduce water consumption?

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By - Aug 02, 2019

A: Clean and available sources of water are critical for farmers and successful agricultural production. Drought and water scarcity, which according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been steadily rising since the 1970s, is especially challenging for farmers. Genetically modified crops can allow farmers to use less water, reduce the impact of drought on crops and support cleaner waterways.    Studies have shown drought-tolerant genetically modified corn reduced transpiration by 17.5 percent under stress conditions, which allows for better moisture [...]

Answered By Community Manager - Aug 02, 2019


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Q: How to reduce water consumption?

[...]

By - Aug 02, 2019

A: Clean and available sources of water are critical for farmers and successful agricultural production. Drought and water scarcity, which according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been steadily rising since the 1970s, is especially challenging for farmers. Genetically modified crops can allow farmers to use less water, reduce the impact of drought on crops and support cleaner waterways.    Studies have shown drought-tolerant genetically modified corn reduced transpiration by 17.5 percent under stress conditions, which allows for better moisture [...]

Answered By Community Manager - Aug 02, 2019


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Q: Interview Questions:1.Q. What is your opinion on GMOs?A.2.Q.If you used GMO crops did you notice a difference in taste or production from the regular crops?A.3.Q. What do you think the benefits from GMOs are?A.

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By - Aug 02, 2019

A: It has been over 20 years since GMO crops first hit the market. GMOs and other advanced biotechnology tools have had an enormous impact on agriculture, including complex issues around environmental sustainability, plant diseases and pests and contributing to innovations with nutrition and breakthrough human medicines.   GMOs are created to achieve a desired trait, such as resistance to a pest or tolerance to drought conditions. The 10 genetically modified crops available in the U.S. today include alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, sq [...]

By Community Manager - Aug 02, 2019


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Q: Interview Questions:1.Q. What is your opinion on GMOs?A.2.Q.If you used GMO crops did you notice a difference in taste or production from the regular crops?A.3.Q. What do you think the benefits from GMOs are?A.

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By - Aug 02, 2019

A: It has been over 20 years since GMO crops first hit the market. GMOs and other advanced biotechnology tools have had an enormous impact on agriculture, including complex issues around environmental sustainability, plant diseases and pests and contributing to innovations with nutrition and breakthrough human medicines.   GMOs are created to achieve a desired trait, such as resistance to a pest or tolerance to drought conditions. The 10 genetically modified crops available in the U.S. today include alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, sq [...]

By Community Manager - Aug 02, 2019


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Q: What is the most GMOed food in Vermont

A: Linda Boccuzzo from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets reports, “Of the 10 GMO crops, only 3 are reported grown in Vermont last year: corn (silage), soybean and alfalfa for forage. Corn silage is the highest at approximately 80,000 - 90,000 acres; soybean and alfalfa substantially less/limited.”   It is very difficult to quantify the exact amount of bioengineered ingredients in the food supply, especially relative to one state because we have a local to global food marketplace. There are 10 crops commercially available from GMO seeds in the US: apple, potato, corn [...]

Answered By Stacey Krawczyk - Aug 02, 2019


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Q: Are GMOs dangerous to humans in anyway?

A: GMO’s are not dangerous to humans. GMO’s are the most safety-tested food in the world. Prior to being produced, they undergo extensive testing to ensure that there is no risk to humans, animals or the environment. This testing is done by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Some of this testing includes the potential for a GMO to cause new food allergies in addition to testing nutritional quality. There have been no proven cases of disease or illnesses linked to GMO’s anywhere in the world. As a h [...]

Answered By Amy Johnson - Aug 02, 2019


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Q: Hi! I would just like to verify that the crops listed are the only crops currently genetically modified in the US as of April 2019. Thank you!

A: The 10 genetically modified crops available today include: alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, squash and sugar beets.   Below is a table outlining what year the ten crops became commercially available:  Squash 1995 Cotton 1996 Soybean 1995 Corn 1996 Papaya 1997 Alfalfa 2006 Sugar beets [...]

By Community Manager - Jun 04, 2019


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Q: When were GMO’s introduced into our food supply?

A: Farmers have grown commercial GM crops for over 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 genetic engineering; a major result of this was GM seeds. Kent Bradford, director of the University [...]

By Community Manager - Jun 04, 2019


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Q: What are the effects of GMO?

A: GM crops on the market today have the same nutrition and composition as non-GM crops. Therefore, GMOs have no effect on the human body. Connie Diekman, Med, RD, D, FADA, explains in a response to a similar question. Read the full response. “The Food and Drug Administration has set forth guidelines related to the use of GMOs, and in those documents they reference the science that indicates food developed through biotechnology are digested in the same manner as other foods and therefore provide the same nutrition.” We hope this answers your question, if you have any other qu [...]

By Community Manager - Jun 04, 2019


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Q: Can you give me evidence about herbicide resistant.

A: By using herbicide resistant GM crops, farmers can often use less toxic and fewer herbicides than in other types of production systems. Herbicide resistant GM crops can tolerate certain herbicide applications to the living plant, so farmers can spray a crop with one of the herbicides that the GM crops can withstand, and often make fewer herbicide applications with less toxic herbicides. Herbicide resistant GM crops also aid in the use of conservation tillage, which can help with managing for weed control and soil health. In a previous response, Lawson Mozley, who farms in Florida, provides [...]

Answered By Community Manager - May 09, 2019


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