The ag biotech community – companies, scientists, health experts, farmers, industry organizations – have come together launching a new initiative to provide accurate information and answer the toughest questions about GMOs and how our food is grown.
GMO Answers (www.GMOAnswers.com) is a new conversation, public Q&A, and central online resource for information on GMOs, their background, use in agriculture, and research and data in one easy-to-access public resource for the first time.
“Food is personal, so we want to open the door for personal discussions,” says Cathy Enright, spokesperson for GMO Answers and BIO’s Executive Vice President for Food & Agriculture. “We want people to join us and ask their tough questions. Be skeptical. Evaluate the information and decide for yourself. We look forward to an open conversation.”
Go to GMOAnswers.com today and submit your questions. Scientists, health and safety professionals, farmers, and other independent experts are excited to share their answers.
“Having grown up on a small farm and spent much of my life in academia, I can relate to the issues on several levels. I’ve offered to address questions submitted to GMO Answers openly, based on my personal insights, experience and research,” said Professor Martina Newell-McGloughlin, director, International Biotechnology Program, University of California Davis. “I know that many of my colleagues have committed to do the same because we feel consumers have every right to ask questions about how their food is grown, and they deserve an open and honest response so that they can make informed decisions.”
GMO Answers is produced by the members of The Council for Biotechnology Information, which includes BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences LLC, DuPont, Monsanto Company and Syngenta. Our members are dedicated to the responsible development and application of plant biotechnology.