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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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There is very little research into the impacts of the introduction of GMO’s on jobs. For the U.S., I am aware of just two studies that address this question directly. In a study on herbicide tolerant corn, cotton and soybeans for 2001-2003, researchers found a significant reduction in household labor associated with adoption of herbicide tolerant soybeans, but no difference for corn or cotton (Gardner, et al., 2009). Another study, using data from 1996-2001, found that adoption of...

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