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Frequently Asked Questions - GMOs

8/29/2011

We’ve read it in magazines, seen it on internet news sites, and maybe even watched a segment discussing it on afternoon television. GMOs, genetically modified organisms, biotechnology, or even ‘frankenfood,’ as some like to call it, have certainly raised a lot of questions.

You’ve shared your concerns and asked questions about GMOs with Best Food Facts, and we’ve gathered experts and resources to answer them. This post continues our series focused on GMOs for the month of August 2011. To read all related posts in the series, click here. This week, we’re focused on providing expert answers to some frequently asked questions about GMOs.

 

How do GMOs Affect the Environment?

8/22/2011

Experts discuss GMOs and their impact on the environment.

Do GMOs Have Side Effects on Unborn Children or Pregnant Women?

8/15/2011

When new research says, “93 percent of pregnant women and 80 percent of their umbilical cord blood samples contained a pesticide implanted in GMO corn,” it’s no wonder there’s concern - especially from moms. An expert reacts.

What Effect do GMOs have on Human Health?

8/8/2011

Experts discuss GM foods and your health.

What Consumers Want to Know About GMOs

8/1/2011

Basic descriptions of genetically modified organisms, biotechnology and specific crops that are grown using GMOs.

Getting Down and Dirty with Pesticide Residues and the Dirty Dozen

6/22/2011

Expert information about the Dirty Dozen list from the Environmental Working Group that lists pesticide residues in fruits and veggies.

Hormones in Milk: Are They Causing Early Puberty in Girls?

6/1/2011

Experts discuss the question of the association between hormones in dairy products and early puberty in girls.

Fertilizers, Fruits and Vegetables - Oh My!

2/28/2011

Dr. MacDonald discusses whether it is safe to eat produce that have been treated with fertilizers and/or herbicides.

Genetically Engineered or Modified Foods - To Eat or Not To Eat

1/10/2011

Dr. Ruth MacDonald discusses whether it is safe to consume food from genetically modified crops

Grass-Fed or Grain-Fed Beef - What's Better For Me?

12/6/2010

Dr. John Comerford, associate professor and extension beef specialist in the Department of Dairy and Animal Science at Penn State University, explains nutritional differences between beef from grain-fed and grass-fed cattle.

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