The GMO Innovation Contest — Do You Accept The Challenge?
By Michael Stebbins. Michael Stebbins is the Director of External Engagement for the Council for Biotechnology Information. Raised on an apple and grape farm just outside Buffalo, NY, he has been in Washington, D.C. for more than 20 years working on a variety of issues in the medical, science, and technology fields.
Each October, GMO Answers launches “Get to Know GMOs Month,” an annual focus on ways to spark conversations and answer your questions about GMOs and biotechnology.
This year, GMO Answers is taking Get to Know GMOs Month a step further with the launch of an online video contest that asks you to come up with creative ways that can help solve some of the world’s most pressing food challenges.
The GMO Innovation Contest challenges anyone to submit a 15–30 second video answering the question: If you could use biotechnology to solve any food problem around the world, what would it be and why? Submissions will be accepted now through Oct. 23.
Innovations in biotechnology have already proven beneficial to our food supply and will continue to help farmers meet our global food needs. From helping to reduce food waste, to enriching crops with nutrients and protecting them against diseases, GMOs are one of modern agriculture’s many innovations that are already allowing farmers to grow more food with fewer resources.
As we look towards the future, GMO Answers continues to find new ways to educate consumers on the food challenges of today and encourage their involvement in solutions for tomorrow. The GMO Innovation Contest is designed to start the conversation in a new way and inspire you to, “Get to Know GMOs”.
What are you waiting for? Learn how to enter the Innovation Contest by visiting InnovationContest.GMOAnswers.com.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends on 10/23/17. Open to legal residents of the 50 US (DC), 13 and older. For Official Rules, visit gmoanswers.com/gmo-innovation-contest. Void where prohibited.