TOP 10 CONSUMER QUESTIONS ABOUT GMOS,ANSWERED. GMO Answers and the Council for Biotechnology Information conducted a nationwide survey to answer consumers’ most pressing questions about genetically modified organisms (GMOs). We compiled the top 10 questions and reached out to scientists, farmers, economists and other experts to provide answers.
Soybeans The GM soybean plant is resistant to pests and disease as well as being tolerant of herbicides that are most effective, allowing for less herbicide use overall. Cotton GM cotton requires fewer pesticides and protects against the cotton bollworm. Canola Canola has been modified through...
The joint statement developed and signed by over 300 independent researchers, and reproduced and published below, does not assert that GMOs are unsafe or safe. Rather, the statement concludes that the scarcity and contradictory nature of the scientific evidence published to date prevents conclusive claims of safety, or of lack of safety, of GMOs.
In addition to the usual fierce responses, these have elicited a concerted effort by genetically modified (GM) seed developers and some scientists, commentators, and journalists to construct claims that there is a 'scientific consensus' on GMO safety [3-5] and that the debate on this topic is 'over' .
The Ex-Director of J.R. Simplot and team leader at Monsanto, Caius Rommens, has revealed the hidden dangers of the GMO potatoes he created, in a wide ranging interview for Sustainable Pulse, on the same day that his book Pandora's Potatoes: The Worst GMOs was released on Amazon.
Sweet potato naturally 'genetically modified'. Researchers from UGent and the International Potato Institute publish this discovery in PNAS. Sweet potato is one of the most important food crops for human consumption in the world. Because of the presence of this 'foreign' DNA, sweet potato can be seen as a 'natural GMO.'.
People seem to be under the misconception that GMO is inherently harmful or evil. Many people demand that GMO foods be appropriately labeled without understanding what GMO actually is all about. Simply put a GMO is an organism whose genes have been altered by some form of genetic engineering. Genetic modification is as old as time.
Do GMOs have an impact on the price of food? A 2016 study from Purdue University showed that if all GMOs in the U.S. were eliminated, corn yield would decline 11.2 percent on average, soybeans yield would decline 5.2 percent, and cotton by 18.6 percent.
Scientists at the FDA warned the White House in the 1990s that potential side effects of GMO foods would be difficult to detect. Instead of gathering more long-term data, the White House appointed Monsanto's former attorney to push the U.S. forward with GMOs and biotechnology.
GMOs may make you allergic to non-GM foods. Mice fed Bt-toxin started having immune reactions to formerly harmless foods.  Mice fed experimental GM peas also started reacting to a range of other foods.  ( The peas had already passed all the allergy tests normally done before a GMO gets on the market.