Information and Resources - answers

Don't see the information you're looking for? Submit a question
Posted on

This question was previously answered here.   We hope this answers your question. If you have any additional questions, please ask.

Read More
Posted on

This question has previously been answered by a variety experts. ...

Read More
Posted on

Every fruit, vegetable & grain that is available today has been altered genetically through human intervention and selective breeding. Read more about how this is done here.  ...

Read More
Posted on

While we cannot answer and speak to that specific situation, below is some information we think you might find helpful. There are a couple ways to genetically modify plants. This response explains the different ways plants are modified to produce a GMO. Kevin Folta, Interim Chair and Associate Professor in the Horticultural Sciences Department at University of Florida, also created a video in this response that explains the difference between GMO cross breeding and cross pollination. ...

Read More
Posted on

While we cannot speak to that specific situation, here is some more information about GM apples and other crops that are genetically modified. ...

Read More
Posted on

An "LMO" (Living Modified Organism) is basically a GMO that is alive and capable of passing on its genes to a subsequent generation. In most situations, the terms LMO and GMO are essentially synonymous, but neither term is really used by most biotechnologists! More on that below.  ...

Read More
Posted on

Biotechnology as a discipline focuses on understanding molecular biology and has applications in medicine/health, environmental science, industrial products and agriculture. Biotechnology is widely used in all these sectors. I will focus my answer on agricultural biotechnology. ...

Read More
Posted on

GMOs benefit our environment in many ways, as this response explains in great detail. Below are some of the top ways they benefit the environment: ...

Read More
Posted on

GMO Answers provides the facts that answer questions related to biotechnology, GM crops and agriculture. We work to ensure that the content and answers provided by experts and companies are accurate and therefore do not present opinions about GMOs, simply facts. GMO Answers is a community focused on constructive discussion about GMOs in order to have open conversations about agriculture and GMOs. ...

Read More
Posted on

We assume your question is about altering plants, not the “planet” – and in terms of plants being altered, humans have been modifying the genetics of plants (and animals) to feed ourselves for thousands of years. For more information on agricultural changes to plants, get to know GMOs and see how food is modified here. And to better understand why GMOs were initially created in agriculture and the evolution of crop modification we encourage you to read more here. ...

Read More