However the effectiveness of rothamsteds anti aphid

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However, the effectiveness of Rothamsted's anti-aphid GM wheat has been demonstrated only in the laboratory so far. Two years ago, field trials were prepared but were threatened by anti-GM campaigners. Fortunately, their protest fizzled out – a sign that such activities may be losing their appeal and their momentum. If so, we should feel encouraged. The world is going to find itself under massive strain to provide water, energy and food for its people. Already, almost a billion people are suffering from serious food shortages and face starvation and in the next couple of decades there will be a worsening of that problem unless we take effective action now. To do that, we need to deploy the very best, most productive technologies that are available – and given that the genetic modification of crops is probably the most powerful of all such techniques, it is clear Britain needs to act now to smooth the path for its deployment. After 30 years, it is time to take GM crops to the nation. D o animals eat gmo products ?
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10 International University, Vietnam National University - HCMC Plant Physiology “We are not exactly sure where the assumption in this question that animals are getting sick from GM feed is coming from. A few years ago, a rat-feeding study by Gilles-Eric Séralini, looking at the effects of GM corn, got a lot of attention because of its severe health impact on the subjects. However, the study received widespread criticism from the scientific community, and several government agencies in charge of food-safety issues have questioned its results. “There is no scientific evidence that animals in a production environment suffer health or reproductive issues because their feed is obtained from GMO crops. What is true is that the diet of animals grown for meat and dairy production has changed dramatically over the last century. Adding corn and soybean silage to the diet of cows (ruminants), swine and poultry has been extensively researched to obtain the optimal composition of feed for each species. We are aware that several articles claim that these animals suffered infertility or disease because their feed was GMO derived; however, when you look at the accompanying research, these effects were usually associated with a nutrient deficiency from the new composition of the feed. Once these effects were observed, steps were taken to identify the deficiency and introduce better- composed feed.” How does a GMO get to market? Before they reach the market, crops from genetically modified seeds are studied extensively to make sure they are safe for people, animals and the environment. Today’s genetically modified products are the most researched and tested agricultural products in history. In fact, genetically modified seeds take an average of $130 million and 13 years to bring to market .
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11 International University, Vietnam National University - HCMC Plant Physiology Bringing a new GMO to market involves comprehensive safety and environmental review by regulatory bodies around the world.
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