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GMO Answers Marks October as "Get to Know GMOs" Month

October 8, 2014
GMO Answers has announced that for the month of October we are inviting the public to “Get to Know GMOs” – to ask their toughest questions and join the conversation. This month GMO Answers will be engaging online and across social media to help consumers Get to Know GMOs and better understand the role of biotechnology in agriculture. As others promote activities opposing GMOs throughout October, we’ll be correcting common misconceptions and introducing consumers to those who create and grow GMO crops.

More than a year ago, GMO Answers created a central online resource for information on GMOs and how our food is grown, called GMOAnswers.com. Since then, more than 650 questions have been asked and answered by more than 100 independent experts.  For the past year-plus, we've worked to create an open, transparent environment for consumers to find out basic information about GMOs and to ask their questions about GMOs answered by the very people who know the science, grow our food and advise us on health and safety — farmers, researchers, dieticians, nutritionists and healthcare professionals.  Keep asking and we'll keep answering; and this October we hope you'll take the time to 'Get to Know GMOs'.

First up this week, we’re tackling some of the most common misconceptions about GMOs that you’ll find circulating around the internet. Check out our new blog post at GMO Answers, addressing each of these five claims:

  • Misconception #1: If it’s extra-large, seedless, looks weird, tastes bad, and feels squishy – it must be a GMO.

  • Misconception #2: GMOs aren’t safe and they’re only tested by the companies making them.

  • Misconception #3: There is animal DNA in GMOs.

  • Misconception #4: GMOs have pesticides injected into them.

  • Misconception #5: GMO companies force farmers to grow their crops, or sue farmers if GMO seeds or pollen blow into their fields.


If you have questions about GMOs and how our food is grown, we encourage you to

  • Go to GMOAnswers.com — Read a new featured post each week to help you Get to Know GMOs. And, review answers to more than 650 questions or ask your own.

  • Join the Conversation — Follow and engage with GMO Answers on Twitter (@GMOAnswers) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/gmoanswers).

  • Share Information — Check out our GMO Answers Pinterest board (www.pinterest.com/GMOAnswers) and learn about the basics of GMOs, why we need GMOs, and some of the common misconceptions with fun, shareable facts.