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Q: What are the effects of GMO?

By Community Manager - Jun 04, 2019

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 [...]


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Q: Are hybirds gm?

By terrimcmurray - Apr 09, 2019

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Q: Are hybirds gm?

Answered By Community Manager - May 09, 2019

A: A hybrid is a plant that is the result of crossing two species or varieties. Hybridization can happen naturally, but is most often an intentional way to select traits from two plants with the goal of maximizing those in the offspring plant. This process can be part of traditional plant breeding methods, but some hybrids are also GM crops if either one or both parents used in a cross are transgenic plants. For example, corn is one of the most widely hybridized crops in the world, and farmers have been using hybrid corn varieties for about a century. Using biotechnology, breeders can also ad [...]


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Q: Are hybirds gm?

By terrimcmurray - Apr 09, 2019

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Q: Are hybirds gm?

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Q: GMO plant that has virus resistance simple explanation

By chaanaustria - Apr 04, 2019

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Q: Please, help me with phone number to contact, I am interested in GMO's, I want to buy the seed (beans). I am living in Abuja Nigeria. Between Abuja and Kaduna are convenient to me to go and buy the seed.

Answered By Community Manager - May 09, 2019

A: In January 2019, Nigeria’s biotech regulatory agency, the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), approved the environmental release of GM cowpea (beans) – the first genetically modified (GM) food crop to be approved in Nigeria. This decision marks the beginning of the commercialization process. According to the director-general of NBMA, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, it could take about one year before the seed comes into the market. In the meantime, we recommend that you reach out to your local seed provider for further information.   You might be interested to hear that in addition to G [...]


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Q: What are the legal/ethical considerations of GM Medicine?

By sarahjones - Mar 21, 2019

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Q: Is genetically modified foods ultimately bad for humans?

Answered By Community Manager - May 09, 2019

A: GMOs are safe to eat. That is the overwhelming consensus of scientific experts and major scientific authorities around the world, including the World Health Organization, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and American Medical Association. In fact, there have been more than 1,700 studies on the safety of GMOs, hundreds of which were independently funded.   In the spring of 2016, a panel of more than 20 scientists, researchers, agricultural and industry experts with the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) reviewed over [...]



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