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To expand on the answer to your question, glyphosate is used in the production of wheat in the U.S., however, its use is limited. In the majority of U.S. wheat fields, it isn’t used at all. In fact, for 2016, it was applied to only 33 percent of wheat acres in the U.S., according to an independent consumer research firm, GfK. Of this 33 percent, nearly all of the acres have glyphosate applied when a harvestable wheat crop is not present, either in fallow or no-till cropping systems...

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The fact that glyphosate kills wheat pretty much precludes it from being in the grain produced by wheat. Only situation I can think of glyphosate application in wheat is harvest aid application. I suppose there could be some residual from a crop harvest aid treatment to kill weeds, but that likely would not be taken up by the grain, but might be present as trace amounts if it can be tested for glyphosate residue. To know if the wheat grains are free from glyphosate traces in case...

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In all cases, users of a pesticide should refer to the affixed product label prior to use. This label should contain advice about planting restrictions. If this label isn’t available or questions remain, the user should contact the manufacturer of the product to obtain information about the proper application, restrictions and safety of the specific product prior to its use.

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There are currently only nine GMO crops that are commercially available. The badia chia seed is not a GM crop. ...

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Thank you for your question regarding the benefits of GMOs. Our experts have answered similar questions in the past – please see below for a comprehensive overview on this topic which should help address your question. ...

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Amine and Ester: These are two different types of formulations of herbicides. The herbicides that are commonly used for weed control in lawns such as, 2,4-D, dicamba, triclopyr, or MCPA, are formulated in two ways; amines or esters. ...

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Thank you for your question. In 2013, GMO Answers answered a similar question that asked about the cost and time associated with bringing a hybrid to market with one or more transgenic traits. As cited in 2013, the discovery, development and authorization costs to introduce either a new biotechnology plant hybrid or variety is reported to be $136 million with a timeframe of around 13 years. Please see this question and answer here.

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Glyphosate has over 40 years of research with a very robust data set. A significant amount of that information can be found at the website: http://www.glyphosate.eu/database ...

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GMOs in agriculture have made positive environmental and socio-economic contributions around the world. There are many “pros” of GMOs for farmers, the environment and consumers. Here are some GMO traits and examples of how they help farmers, consumers, the environment and economy: ...

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On average, GMOs take 13 years and $130 million of research and development before coming to market. We’ve created the below infographic that outlines this process in more detail. ...

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