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GMO Answers Invites Consumers to Join the Online Conversation during GMO Awareness Month in October
Date:9/13/2013

at a GMO is, if asked.
  • Only eight GM crops are commercially available in the U.S. today (corn, soybeans, cotton, canola, alfalfa, sugar beets, papaya, and squash), but 83% of respondents said they thought there were ten or more.
  • While 58% of respondents do worry that food produced with GMOs is less safe than other types of food, 60% still believe that GMO foods are at least as nutritious as non-GMO alternatives.
  • "We know consumers have questions about GMOs. We hope that GMO Awareness month encourages more people to seek out information on what GMOs are, why farmers choose them and what the science says about health and safety," Enright concluded. "GMO Answers is the open and accessible place to ask questions, get answers and find information."

    About GMO Answers
    GMO Answers is committed to responding to your questions about how our food is grown. Our goal is to make information about agricultural biotechnology easier to access and evaluate. The members of GMO Answers commit to five core principles —welcoming and answering questions on all GMO topics; making GMO information, research and data easy to access and evaluate, and supporting safety testing of GM products, including allowing independent safety testing of our products through validated science-based methods; supporting farmers as they work to grow crops using precious resources more efficiently,  with less impact on the environment and producing safe, nutritious food and feed products; respecting farmers' rights to choose the seeds that are best for their farms, businesses and communities and providing seed choices that include non-GM seeds based on market demands; and respecting people around the world and their right to choose healthy food products that are best for themselves and their families. GMO Answers is produced by the members of The Council for Biotechnology Information, which includes BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences LLC, DuPont, Mo
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