Food Engineering

Plant biotech companies launch GMO food education campaign and resource

The campaign includes resources, a public Q&A forum and a venue for conversation.

July 29, 2013

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Agricultural biotechnology companies comprising the Council for Biotechnology Information including BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences LLC, DuPont, Monsanto Company and Syngenta have launched a new educational initiative around GMO foods. The GMO Answers campaign will feature resources as well as public Q&A and conversation gentically modified foods' background, use in agriculture, research and data.

"GMOs are a growing topic of discussion today, with a wide range of questions and emotions," says Cathleen Enright, Ph.D., spokesperson for GMO Answers. "Food is personal, so we want to open the door for personal discussions. We recognize we haven't done the best job communicating about GMOs—what they are, how they are developed, food safety information—the science, data and processes. We want people to join us and ask their tough questions. Be skeptical. Evaluate the information and decide for yourself. We look forward to an open conversation."

Visit GMOAnswers.com for more information.