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GMOs Will Only Grow In Impact

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Our world is facing challenges that can only be met by increasing the pace of innovation. That means we need to farm smarter – using all available technologies in ways that will enable us to value crop productivity and biodiversity equally. Dr. Robert Fraley has written a new column at the GMO Answers Forbes.com site, “GMOs Will Only Grow in Impact.”  He wonders why GMOs and other advanced biotech tools are expected to have an Read More >

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What We’re Reading at GMO Answers

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Each month, GMO Answers compiles a few of our favorite news stories into one post on the GMO Answers website.  This post covers a wide variety of topics related to agriculture and biotechnology. This month’s installment starts off with a story about eggplant in Bangladesh that shows the true potential of GMO technology, and finishes up with a story that looks back at the 50 years following the Green Revolution and the global food challenges Read More >

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6 Myths About GMOs

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As a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for 9 years, Bethany Thayer says she enjoys communicating with people about healthy living and eating. Bethany Thayer MS, RDN, is director of the Henry Ford Center for Health Promotion and is president of the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which also named her as the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year in 2012. She writes an article in The Detroit News addressing Read More >

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Nature, The First Creator Of GMOs

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Long before humans started domesticating crops 10,000 years ago, nature had its own process of transferring genes from one species to another, in effect, creating GMOs. As a part of GMO Answers’ “Get To Know GMOs” campaign, plant biotechnology pioneer Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton has written a new post at the GMO Answers Forbes.com page highlighting the history and benefits of genetically modified organisms: One of the biggest misconceptions about genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, is Read More >

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Why GMOs Are a Necessity

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After 20 years, the data are in:  Genetic modification boosts crop yields by 21 percent and cuts pesticides by 37 percent.  The Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed authored by Rob Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Monsanto, on how GMO’s benefit farmers and the environment: Genetically modified crops, which have generated both controversy and widespread adoption, are hitting 20-year milestones. Perhaps the anniversary slipped your mind, but 1997 was a dark Read More >

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