Unedited chat log from today's live webinar.
Thanks for joining us today it was fun..see you for more Food Safety Fridays webinars in 2016.
houda: hi houda from morocco
Michelle: Good morning from Minnesota USA!
Florin: hi from Romania
Mohamadkansoun: we are waiting you from lebanon
Phillip: hello. Phillip in london
Torjo: Good Morning From Guadalajara, MÃ©xico
Christi: Good Morning from Chilly Minnesota
Claudio: Hello there!
Scott Wright: Good morning from Saskatchewan Canada
Rose Fox: Good morning
latif: Hi, Latif from Scunthorpe, UK
Pavan: Hello, Good Evening
Rose Fox: US
Laura: Hi from Ontario, Canada
sakka eleni: hello from Greece
Alyssa: Greetings from sunny New Mexico
Nancy: Good morning from Northern California
Junaid: From pakistan
Evan: You look so handsome, Simon
Herbert: Hello from Indianapolis, USA
YOUSSEF: Merry Christmas Simon
Christi: Good Morning Santa!
Donnell: Good Morning from New York
Brenda Marshall: I love it Santa, made me smile
Tatyana Filiukova: Hello! Tatyana from Belarus
Jeannie: Good morning from California
Karim: Simon you are smart. good evening from Uganda
Gwynne: Hi from South Africa
Bev McKnight: Good Morning from Southern California!
maria lynn yee francisco: hi everyone, maria lynn yee francisco, philippines
Lina: Hi from US
Nicole: just wonderful..love it!
Manish: Hello everyone! This is manish from Nepal
Jessica Butler: good morning everyone
Milynda: Good morning Milynda from Jamaica
vsvivek: wonderful oufit
Lina: love the outfit!
Kelly: Seasons greetings from Canada
Miguel Gamboa: Hello everyone from Las Vegas
David Levy: SHALOM Everybody from ISRAEL!
Eva: Hello from Madrid
Mark MALE: Hello everyone, Mark in DR. Congo
lahcen: hi everybody..lahcen from Montreal
Teresa: OlÃ¡ from Oporto Portugal
ATHANASIOS: Good afternoonfrom Greece
Victoria Ufford: Seasons greetings from Barbados Flour Mills!!
Brent: Merry Christmas from Calgary, Canada
Karim: Hi there, Karim from uganda
morad: hello from cairo, egypt
vsvivek: slide quality poor
jia wei: testing
Nicole: In the US we are, even when we dont know it
Brent: i agree..very blurry
Alyssa: As long as Monsato is around....
Nicole: Alyssa.. so true
Carole: Hello from Connecticut
Carole: and yes
Nurdalila: Hello! I wonder why the slide is not clear? :) Cannot read
Larbi: Did GMO lead to allergy reactions
Teresa: I prefer to have the choice of choosing what I want to eat. Here In Europe fortunatelely we are already a little protected
Claudio: SANTA COME BACK!
vsvivek: please check the silde quality very poor
baskaran: Presentation slide is blurred. Not visible
Faith : Hello From Houston Texas
LANARO: Hello from Uruguay
Christine Tran: SANTA WHERE ARE YOU?
Ines martinez bernie: Hi From Uruguay!
Simon Timperley: Ho Ho Ho
Laura: slides are fine, check your computer
Donnell: The slides are very clear to me
vsvivek: Now slide quality is very good
Grace : Hello Grace in England
Donnell: Slides are good
Francina: Hello from South Africa
Edsangela: Can you please check the slides? they are burry
Nicole: my slides are not blurry
Narine : hello from Montreal
Simon Timperley: blurry slides is your connection or download speed
Narine : My slides are blurry
Michael: Mine too
Donnell: My slides are cystal clear
Francina: My slides are blurry too
Michael: Ok now
Francina: Ok now. Thank you
Florin: michael jackson
Carole: is a copy of the presentation typically available after the webinar?
Simon Timperley: Today's webinar is being recorded; we will send the slides and video within 24 hours.
Carole: Thank you!
Kim: Good Morning from Ottawa, canada
Francina: That will be great. Thank you!
Agnieszka Wlodarczyk: Good afternnon from Corby, UK
Simon Timperley: Good morning, good afternoon, good evening and Hello Australia.
Bev McKnight: Is a Certificate of Attendance also available at the end of the webinar?
Simon Timperley: yes it is Bev
Nurdalila: Thank you! I'm really appreciate it! :D
Bev McKnight: Thank you!
Steve: I thought Santa was located in the North Pole? Vacationing in Australia?
Simon Timperley: I wish Steve
Simon Timperley: Either is preferable to Manchester
Carole: The state of Vermont in the U.S. is now requiring GM labelling beginning mid 2016.
Alyssa: Way to go Vermont. Was that due to public pressure on the govern?
Adebola : Hello from Maryland, USA
Mohamadkansoun: this is my facebook link for whom is intersted for to discuss
Carole: The state decided to do it as they believe it's important. Other states may follow.
Manish: Role of substantial equivalence in safety assessment of GMOs??
Simon Timperley: You can also go to the ifsqn forum and discuss GMO and all food safety www.ifsqn.com/forum
Karim: i havent come across a product thats labelled and clearly showing its genetically modified.. has anyone come across such a labe??
Karim: * has anyone come across such a label??
houda: neither me
Christi: Is a supplier required to test for GMO, it would be up to them to tell you if their product contained a GMO?
Michael: All customers we have require a declaration statement stating that the product is not GMO
Christi: How do you know, you said even naturally occurring changes can be positive or negative?
ZAHIR: what if the transfer gene mutate?
Esther: Is there any assesment made regarding meat that comes from an animal that has been fed With GMO feeding stuff?
Nicole: have you been following GMO food in wheat and links to glutean intolerances and cyliac diesease?
Wayne: The USDA just approved GMO salmon and the labeling of them
Akbar: so, there are absolutely no risk for gmo?
Wayne: We have not studied it long enough to make a general statement that it is safe
Christi: So the FAO and WHO information is over 10 years old? Is it still valid?
houda: so mean we can't talk about food safety when it concern GMO
Wayne: No effect to date, foes not mean there will not be somethisng down the road
Florin: exactly, Wayne!
Nicole: No Risk sounds fine but how about long term research data..now some round up ready weeds in crops are alredy showing resistance to the highest levels of pesticides? and this is not an environmental problem that will eventually affect humans
Christi: How can you know as of yet?
Laura: I also agree Wayne
YOUSSEF: It safe uptill now
Scott Wright: Nicole herbicide resistance in no different that any plant adapting and evolving to live an any environment.
Nicole: Agreed Christi
Brenda Marshall: It makes me want to continue my own gardening. At least I know it is just a potato.
Chris: Can we know what affects this products will have when grown and/or raised in our environments
Christi: Brenda, Unless they are growing GMO potato's across the road...
Wayne: Brenda, good idea about your own organics
Alyssa: It seems like an increase in food allergies or intolerances. Hormones in foods and GMO's?
Vinh: Can we know that which vegetable that need a GMO test report i/o GMO statement?
Wayne: If you have a GMO crop that is pollenated by the same bees that pollenate a non-GMO ctop, id there transfer of genetic material??
Nicole: Ho Ho Ho
Lina: hahahaha love it!
YOUSSEF: Yes love it
Kim: I love it ha ha!!!
Bob: weed for the reindeer?
Aliyu: Good evenig from Abuja, nigeria
Alyssa: If xxxx scientist agree that it is safe, why is the US govern. so resistant to label GMO food? 76%?
Wayne: Californiia will as well
Carole: Is that why Rudolph's nose is red?
Wayne: And there is talk about New Hampshire
Carole: VErmont Labeling Rule for GMO is Effective July 1, 2016
Rose Fox: We have started preparing in TN for 2016 requirements
Nicole: In the US only is the supplier uses a Non_GMO label
Phillip: Simon I have it on good authority that aubergines in india are genetiically modified for caterpillar control. If these aubergines are imported into the uk, can we then say the uk is gmo free?
tina beigi: Can we get the Power point slides?
Steve: You can put GMO statements requirements into your vendor approval process
tina beigi: Can we get the powerpoint slides?
Teresa: Thank you Mr. Yasser for your clear and objective presentation, you put and review things very clear
Wayne: GMO and Irradiation scares more Americans that science can convince them of no risk
Grace: Hello all! Grace from Nigeria
David Levy: Thanks Yasser and Simon!
Rose Fox: How will we hold farmers accountable? Testing or monitoring?
Rose Fox: accountable for correct informatin
morad: many thanks to dr / yasser
Carlos: Esther's question "Is there any assesment made regarding meat that comes from an animal that has been fed With GMO feeding stuff?" is quite pertinent. Can we have an opinion?
Peter Annan : good presentation
JAVIER SOLIZ: Has anyone noticed that Simon is wearing glasses?
Scott Wright: Science uis based on the need to prove a point (reject the null hypothesis) while public opinion needs only the opinion (informed or not)....
morad: does anyone have a tamblete for GMO risk assessment?
Nicole: lobbyist back the US gov't
YOUSSEF: Good presentation dr Yasser
Florin: depends of the food that they are feeding
YOUSSEF: It may need many years later to prove or not it safe
Christi: Is growth hormone in poultry considered a GMO?
Teresa: How many years appear for the first time de GMO's?
Francina: At what point should a food product be tested to see if it is GM or not?
Carlota: How USA / Canada comply with European Regulation to export to?
Edsangela: Is chicken considered gm food?
Wayne: Since Gregor Mendel in the 1880!!
Laura: where is GM rice grown? Any specific region?
Wayne: Mendel, father of modern genetics
Afton: At what point should a food product be tested to see if it is GM or not?
Teresa: Thank you the answer, so we have a little time of GMo?s in our lives to realy know what will be the possible effects in our health (increasing cncers, etc)?
baskaran: if chicken feed with gmo foods. chicken will be considered label as fed with chicken
morad: to which level of GM in food are affect the safety of food especilly for sensitive people?
Pavan: what is the side effect of GM foods
Karim: i havent see a product labelled that its a gmo. any example of that product please
Phillip: Is there any GMO cucumbers or peppers?
Laetitia: if a processing aids is a GMO and you don't find it in the end products, is it considered as GMO?
JAVIER SOLIZ: Pavan.... the side effects of GM foods is Donald Trump.
Claudio: It is estimated the world population will double up by 2050. GMO foods will be the solution to guaratee food for everyone?
Carole: how many years are needed before we make an accurate risk assessment to GMO foods. It's been near 16 years.. how can we measure the long term effects?
Gwynne: Has any time been established for changing from GM crops to organic crops? Thinking of soil characteristics.
Aliyu: Sorry, I joined the webinar late but is there any analytical technique available to distinguish between GMO products and the natural ones?
Teresa: Are some studies related incresing cancer and other dieases related to the use of GMO's?
Teresa: Are some studies related incresing cancer and other dieases related to the use of GMO's?
ZAHIR: Is it possible that the transfer gene will mutate to different form?
Shahid Lateef: what would be scientific impact of gmo as human food
Christi: ClaudioSo is that our choice, take the risk of GMO foods or starve to death?
Edsangela: Is there any possibility for a human to get deadly diseases from GMO products?
baskaran: If chicken feed with GMO Food. Will it be considered as GMO products
Nikita: The chicken itself is not genetically modified and will not be a GM organism
Francina: Can we get a list of countries that have approved GM products? For instance, South Africa has only approved corn and soy.
Brenda Marshall: We are our own worst enemy
Bob: GMOs will be much cheaper...
JAVIER SOLIZ: There is currently enough food to feed everyone on this planet. Yet not everyone on this planet has the money to buy food.
Christi: Normal people are looking at what they can afford.
Alyssa: TY! :)
Dan: Thank you
Phillip: Thank you for the wonderful presentation Yasser. please send us the link to the presentation.
Nura: Thank you
Herbert: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!!
Teresa: Thank you Mr. Yasser and Simon
Pavan: Most of us are consuming GM foods
isidroSIlva: thank you
jia wei: thanks for the presentation
Christi: Awesome Yasser
Donnell: Good presentation
Rose Fox: Great webinar
Ines martinez bernie: Thank you Dr. Yasser!!
Carlos: Happy Holidays!
Aliyu: Thank you Simon and Yasser
Ines martinez bernie: Thank you Simon, Merry Christmas!!
YOUSSEF: Thanks dr Yasser and Merry Christmass to all
Teresa: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all
Jesus Esparza: thanks
Francina: Thank you for an informative presentation.
John: Thank you
JAVIER SOLIZ: I wish all a safe holiday break from reality!