October is 'Get to Know GMOs' Month

This month GMO Answers invites the public to "Get to Know GMOs."  With consumers' conscious efforts to know more about how their food is grown, GMO Answers provides an online resource for information on GMOs and how food is grown.

WASHINGTON (PRNewswire-USNewswire — Consumers are making a conscious effort to get to know more about how their food is grown — planting gardens, going to farmers markets, and searching online for answers. This month GMO Answers (www.GMOAnswers.com) invites the public to "Get to Know GMOs"— to ask their toughest questions and join the conversation.

"With the coming of October, we welcome a new fall season, a new harvest and a new opportunity to connect with consumers about their food – from farm to table," Cathleen Enright, Council for Biotechnology Information executive director and GMO Answers spokesperson, said. "At GMO Answers, we invite you to ask us any questions you might have about GMOs — from how they are created to who is growing them to what ends up on your table."

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.

If you have questions about GMOs and how our food is grown:

  • 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.

"GMO Answers was created for consumers who are looking for the facts about GMOs. 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," Enright said. "Keep asking and we'll keep answering; and this October we hope you'll take the time to 'Get to Know GMOs'."

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, DuPont, Monsanto Company and Syngenta. Our members are dedicated to the responsible development and application of plant biotechnology. Visit www.GMOAnswers.com

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