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Q: In what ways can GMO crops benefit societys health?

A: GMOs have had a positive impact on society’s health in multiple ways, including advancements in food waste reduction, sustainability, and food security. Although there is a long list, we have boiled it down to 4 main points. 4 Ways GMOs Benefit Society’s Health 1. GMOs can increase the health and nutritional benefits of our food Rice is an important staple food source for more than half of the world’s population and accounts for between 30-72% of the energy intake across Asia alone. GMO rice, or ‘Golden Rice,’ which gets its name from its yellow color, is more nutritious than rice th [...]

Answered By Community Manager - Jan 25, 2019


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Q: Is corn produced using glyphosate

A: Glyphosate is a commonly used agricultural herbicide that Lawson Mozley explains, “is considered a safe herbicide due to the small amounts that can be applied to control weeds, as well as its low toxicity, and short life as an active compound in the environment. “   Lawson Mozley, a sixth-generation farmer, explains more about how glyphosate is applied to crops in this post. “For almost all chemicals that farmers apply, we mix a concentrate into water and apply the mixture with a large sprayer (most common). In the case of Roundup PowerMax, this means that we mix 0.4-32 fluid [...]

Answered By Community Manager - Jan 25, 2019


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Q: Can you show me the proof there isn’t a trace of epicyte in Monsanto corn? If there you cannot provide proof, how can I test for epicyte myself? Please experts, show us proof.

A: Ray Dobert, Biotech Regulatory Policy Lead, Monsanto Company previously answered this question about Epicyte. Monsanto, now Bayer, did not and still does not have any agreements with Epicyte or Biolex Therapeutics (the company that acquired Epicyte in 2004) to conduct joint research or develop products. The claims are still incorrect but persist as a rumor on the internet. [...]

Answered By Community Manager - Jan 25, 2019


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Q: When you create a plant that is herbicide resistant, are there actually pesticides in the plant genetically ?

A: All plants naturally contain thousands of active biomolecules for defense against pests, herbivores and crowding by other plants (allelochemicals, which are somewhat like herbicides).  An example of a common allelochemical is juglone, a molecule exuded by the roots of walnut trees that keeps competing plants clear of the tree's root zone. In the case of agricultural plants that are herbicide resistant, whether through evolutionary means or by genetic engineering, they have changes to their metabolism that make agricultural herbicides ineffective. These plants do not produce herbicides, bu [...]

Answered By Denneal Jamison-McClung, Ph.D. - Jan 14, 2019


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Q: What is the process followed in order to give plants seeds their desired genetic traits?

A: Good question! Many different processes are used when breeding to give plants their desired genetic traits. Improving plants through breeding involves the intentional manipulation of chromosomes to create desired genetic traits and their expression for specific purposes. Plant breeding often leads to plant domestication and has been practiced for thousands of years. This manipulation includes controlled pollination or genetic engineering, or even both, followed by artificial selection of progeny.   Classical plant breeding uses deliberate crossing of individuals to produce new crop [...]

Answered By Mike Connelly - Jan 14, 2019


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Q: Why is GMO important to farmers?

A: GMOs are one of modern agriculture’s many innovations and allow farmers to grow more food with fewer resources.  Genetically modified traits like insect-resistance and drought-resistance help to maximize yields and enable farmers to grow more food using less land and with fewer inputs like chemicals and fuel. Because of the superior weed control of genetically modified crops, farmers can till the soil much less often. That has led to improved soil health and water retention, reduced runoff, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. Additionally, genetically modified plants [...]

Answered By Community Manager - Dec 28, 2018


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Q: what are the steps in making genetically modified rainbow papaya

A: We invite you to check out this video that explains the story of the Hawaiian Rainbow Papaya. This video thoroughly explains how the traits from specific donor organisms were implanted into the Rainbow Papaya’s DNA to make it PRSV resistant with particular techniques.   We hope this answers your question. If you have any other questions about GMOs or biotechnology, please ask here! [...]

Answered By Community Manager - Dec 28, 2018


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Q: how has gmo had an impact on our lives

A: There are several ways GMOs have had a positive impact on our lives - and really, there are too many to name – so instead, we’ll explore the 6 main ways GMOs impact society. 6 Ways GMOs Impact Society 1. GMOs provide economic benefits to millions of consumers. While the cost of food is impacted by various factors (the price of oil affects transportation costs; temperature changes can cause drought; etc.), GMOs play an important role in keeping those prices as low as possible. It’s estimated that corn prices would increase as much as 28 percent and soybean as much as 22 percent if GM c [...]

Answered By Community Manager - Dec 28, 2018


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Q: SO WHAT YOUR SAYING ALL CORN OIL IS GMO!

A: Not all corn oil is GMO because not all corn is GMO. With that being said, because oil contains no proteins, GMO and non-GMO sourced oils are indistinguishable and neither would contain any GM material. Connie Diekman, MEd, RD, LD, FADA, wrote a response detailing if there is a way to tell whether or not oils come from GM corn. “As oils are processed from the seed the DNA, the genetics of the seed, are destroyed by the heat of the processing so that chemically you cannot detect the genetic engineering. “I do know that many people believe that genetic engineering results in a different [...]

Answered By Community Manager - Dec 28, 2018


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Q: Good day, for what trait in GM crops are the most widly planted globally today? For example, Hetbicide tolerant, Drought tolerant, insect resistant ect. Thank you

A: The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) published a 2017 report, titled “Biotech Crop Adoption Surges as Economic Benefits Accumulate in 22 Years,” that indicates herbicide tolerance was the most widely planted trait in 2016 and 2017. Published in that report was the following table that details the global area of biotech crops by trait per million hectares. You can find this table on pg. 104 of the ISAAA report.     Note:  Gene stacking refers to the process of combining two or more genes of interest into a single plant.& [...]

Answered By Community Manager - Dec 28, 2018


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