Where are GMO crops and animals approved and banned?

Where are GMO crops and animals approved and banned?

The most recent data from the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) shows that more than 18 ...
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Do GMO Bt (insect-resistant) crops pose a threat to human health or the environment?

Bt is a bacterium found organically in the soil. It is extremely effective in repelling or killing target insects but ...
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Organic v conventional using GMOs: Which is the more sustainable farming?

Many consumers spend more for organic food to avoid genetically modified products in part because they believe that “industrial agriculture” ...
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GMO FAQ: Why are many cheeses, wines, beers, vitamins and oils made with GMO ingredients labeled or banned in some jurisdictions and not others?

Regulating and labeling GE food ingredients might seem like a straightforward process, but it's not. Organic food advocates have taken ...
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What are mutagenized crops and why they are not labeled and regulated?

Humans have modified food crops for 10,000 years in order to develop varieties with beneficial traits including disease resistance, improved ...
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What is plant-based, genetically engineered “fake meat” and why is it being developed?

Vegan meat alternatives have been on the market for decades. However, these plant-based foods typically have appealed to a small ...
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Does Big Ag dominate crop research and the global seed supply, controlling the world food market?

Consolidation in the global seed market has not stifled innovation or spiked the prices farmers have to pay for seeds ...
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Are GMO foods ‘substantially equivalent’ to non-GMO foods, as the FDA maintains?

Since the mid 1990s, critics of crop biotechnology have alleged that genetic engineering could make unintended, harmful changes to a ...
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Are most GMO safety studies funded by industry?

The assertion that biotech companies do the research and the government just signs off on it is false ...
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Are GMOs necessary to feed the world?

Experts estimate that agricultural production needs to roughly double in the coming decades. How can that be achieved? ...
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What are GMOs?

The desire to regulate genetically modified foods and products has resulted in the creation of several often contradictory definitions of ...
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Should genetically engineered seeds be patented?

GMO critics contend that patenting genetically engineered seeds is akin to patenting life an argument never used against organic non-GMO ...
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What’s the controversy over ‘terminator’ seeds?

GURT was developed in the 1980s and first patented in the early 1990s by Dupont and a company now owned ...
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Does Monsanto sue farmers who save patented seeds or mistakenly grow GMOs?

Among the more popular criticisms aimed at Monsanto is this idea that the company is in the midst of a ...
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Are GMOs safe?

In 2015, 15 scientists and activists issued a statement, "No Scientific consensus on GMO safety," in the journal Environmental Sciences ...
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How are governments regulating CRISPR and New Breeding Technologies (NBTs)?

While genetically engineered crops traditionally take on average 7 years and hundreds of millions of dollars to make their way ...
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What does it take to bring a new GM product to market?

The White House issued an executive order in 2015 to review and revise the biotech approval system that pretty much ...
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Why has the US FDA opposed mandatory GMO labeling?

The issue of GMO labeling has captured considerable attention in recent years, fueled by a variety of ballot initiatives in ...
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How are GMOs labeled around the world?

Despite the fact that more than 275 science organizations have concluded that GM foods pose no more health concerns than ...
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Can GMOs rescue threatened plants and crops?

Some scientists and ecologists argue that humans are in the midst of an "extinction crisis" — the sixth wave of ...
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Do GMOs encourage monoculture cropping and reduce biodiversity?

Anti-GMO campaigners are withering in their criticism of modern agricultural practices, including monocropping, which the introduction of GMOs encourages, they ...
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Which genetically engineered crops and animals are approved in the US?

Advocacy web sites often make claims such as, "the average supermarket is full of genetically modified foods." In fact, very ...
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Are GMOs to blame for the mass suicides of Indian farmers?

It's understandable why the alleged GMO link to farmer suicides in India has gained so much traction over the past ...
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Can genetic engineering improve crop yields?

What have researchers attempted to accomplish with the genetic modification of seeds? The first successful commercial GMO crop was the ...
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Is the Monarch butterfly threatened with extinction by herbicide resistant GMOs?

The plight of the Monarch has been well documented in recent years, with the population of the migratory creature plunging ...
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What are “Superweeds”?

Scientists generally scorn the term superweeds, arguing that it suggests a weed is exceptionally strong or even invulnerable. Rather, these ...
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Do GMOs cause “superweeds”?

Crop biotechnology critics argue that the use of genetically modified seeds, which now represent nearly 95 percent of soybeans and ...