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  questions & answers
 
 

CropGen's panel of specialists answer some of the most frequently asked questions about crop biotechnology

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  There's also a concern about antibiotic resistance, isn't there?
42
  Is it safe and how do I know that it is safe? What proof is there that it is safe? What tests are in place? Are all foods fully tested?
43
  What research has been carried out into the effects on health of modified foods that are already available? What research is being carried out into the potential long term effects?
44
  What are the real experiences of US farmers and consumers?
45
  Who funds and carries out the research? How much corporate funding is there? Is the research independent? Should it be?
46
  What controls and regulations / legislation are in place?
47
  Consumers have a right to know what's in their food, don't they?
48
  Who are the regulators and are they independent? Do we need one?
49
  Will there be boundaries around what can be changed? How far will they go?
50
  Where will it stop? Will we get lettuces the size of houses? Will it lead to the cloning of all animals?
51
  What are the long-term aims of all this research into GM?
52
  What is the involvement and attitude of farmers, producers, environmentalists, supermarkets, Government?
53
  Why is there so much disagreement about the benefits and risks of GM?
54
  Is everything we hear about GM from the people developing the technology?
55
  Can we get unbiased and impartial information and from whom?
56
  Why does the UK Government think that the commercialisation of GM crops should go ahead?
57
  Will we be given the full picture? Do we know what happens behind the scenes
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  Who will be liable for contamination from the commercialisation of GM crops (or any other form of damage)?
60
  Doesn't the GM industry put profits before safety?