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Biodiversity and Land Conservation

Community Manager - Sep 28, 2021

The importance of agricultural lands and soil health for food production as well as biodiversity can never be overstated. In order for land to be used for agriculture, it must first be suitable for growing crops. Crops improved through the means of biotechnology save land in two ways. One is termed “land sparing,” meaning that if farmers can produce more output per planted acre, then there is reduced pressure to add more farmed land in order to keep up with growing global demand. The second way that biotech crops “save land” is more literal. Particularly when farmland [...]


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GMOs Help Us Promote Food Security Worldwide and Fight Global Food Insecurity

chris - Aug 23, 2021

.copyimg { min-width:380px; max-width:720px; } Every day, farmers around the world use GMOs to help combat threats to food and the environment. Whether helping to protect crop yields against plant diseases, weeds, pests, or to reduce water use, GMOs are one of modern agriculture’s many innovations that allow farmers to grow more food with fewer resources.   The benefits of GMOs don’t stop at the farm. GMO crops can help to reduce food waste and combat under-nourishment around the world. In particular, GMOs play an important role in addressing food security challeng [...]


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Everything You Need to Know About GMO Corn

Community Manager - Jul 01, 2021

Where and how is biotech corn grown?   Corn is one of the most commonly grown GMO crops around the world, second only to soybeans. According to most recent figures, it was planted in 14 countries on every continent, including the USA, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Canada, Philippines, Paraguay, Uruguay, Spain, Vietnam, Colombia, Honduras, Chile and Portugal. GMO corn was planted on more than 60 million hectares, or 150 million acres. That’s almost the size of Texas! (Source: ISAAA) Corn is the most commonly grown crop in the United States, and most of it is GMO. Most G [...]


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Environmental Benefits of GMOs vs. Organic Crops

Community Manager - May 11, 2021

The following is an article written by Mallory Mae Bailey-Tse, Graduate Student in Conservation Biology at Miami University. Genetically modified organisms, or GMO crops for short, have been vilified to the general public for a number of years. The fear surrounding these crops is largely unfounded by the scientific research available thus far. GMOs have been shown to have many benefits, such as decreasing the use of agrochemicals in farming and helping decrease food insecurity in impoverished areas by increasing the productivity of their yields. They are at the forefront of cr [...]


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Innovating GMOs through Public-Private Partnerships

Community Manager - Mar 26, 2021

One of the biggest myths about GMOs is that they are all made by the private sector. The reality is that claim is not true. Not only are there some GMO crops on the market and currently in research and development (R&D) that are solely a result of public sector research (universities, governments, and non-profit), but there is also research being done to develop new GMOs that are the result of public-private partnerships. That being said, on average, GMOs take 13 years and $130 million in R&D before coming to market, which makes it difficult for small companies [...]


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Key Ways GMO Crops Help Fight Pests and Benefit the Environment

Community Manager - Feb 25, 2021

Farmers are an essential component of our modern food chain. Environmental sustainability and food insecurity are critical to all methods of agricultural production–conventional, organic and genetically modified. Farmers use pesticides to stop unwanted predatory insects and invasive weeds from destroying their crops. Just as gardeners deal with caterpillars that can wreak havoc on their fruits and vegetables, farmers manage for a variety of pests that interfere with crop production, reducing yield and increasing costs to the farmer and consumer. Each GMO crop that exists was developed to ad [...]


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The Science Behind GMOs

Community Manager - Jan 25, 2021

As we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on the 11th of February, we take you through the science behind GMOs and modern agriculture, in an effort to demystify the process and correct some misinformation about the technology.    How We Got Here: The Science Behind Genetic Modification in Crops   Farmers have grown commercial GM crops for about 25 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, an [...]


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Pink Pineapple - What The Fruit??

Community Manager - Jan 25, 2021

What is a Pink Pineapple Fruit?   Pink pineapples are genetically modified fruit that stay pink and sweeter than yellow pineapples. GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are crops produced using a precise method of plant breeding to achieve desirable traits. Desirable traits include resistance to pests or non-browning produce to reduce food waste. In this case, the desirable traits of the pink pineapples include sweetness and its deep pink color.   Why are GMO Pink Pineapples a Thing?!   Food and agricultural companies are always researching new way [...]


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Community Manager - Jan 18, 2021

GMO Answers는 최신 GMO 뉴스와 연구를 제공하기 위해 인포 그래픽과 다운로드 가능한 자료를 제공합니다. 한국어로 번역 된 리소스를 살펴보세요. 우리의 자원은 GMO의 사실과 정의를 보여주는 인포 그래픽에서 GMO 작물과 생명 공학의 역사에 이르기까지 여러 형태로 제공됩니다. GMO Answers offers infographics and downloadables to provide you with the latest GMO news and research. Explore these translated resources, in the Korean language. Our resources come in a several forms, from infographics presenting facts of GMOs and definitions to GMO crops and history of biotechnological sciences. section { display: table-row; clear:both; } img { max-width: 280px; max-height: 480px; } Top 10 GMO Quest...


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The Top Five Things About GMOs That People Cared About in 2020

Community Manager - Dec 17, 2020

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