QIf I admit that I have totally stopped buying any product that contains soy or corn or their byproducts, unless they are certified organic, and that I am growing as much of my own food as possible without using any pesticides, are you going to send offici

If I admit that I have totally stopped buying any product that contains soy or corn or their byproducts, unless they are certified organic, and that I am growing as much of my own food as possible without using any pesticides, are you going to send officials to raid my garden or otherwise harass me?

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No, of course not.  We respect your right to choose the food products that are best for you and your family.  Home gardening is a passion of mine as well!  However, if you are concerned because you’ve read an article or a comment on a blog post that suggests otherwise, I’d suggest you read these responses to similar questions we’ve answered on the site: 

 

Posted on March 8, 2018
GMOs will not “save the world,” however they are an important tool in the toolbox for food security and agriculture. Dr. Stuart Smyth, Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics at the University of Saskatchewan, explores this topic in depth in a similar question and response here. “No single crop or food production method is capable of feeding the world on its own, so no, GMOs by themselves will not feed the world. However, as part... Read More
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Posted on March 8, 2018
GMOs are made to achieve a desired trait, such as resistance to an insect or improvement to the ripening process, in order to better meet a customer’s needs. Posted below is a five minute video that offers a great visual illustration on how GMOs are made:     In this response you will also find videos demonstrating genetic modification, showing the basic process for making GM plants. We also encourage you to check out the videos: How Are GMOs Created? and GMO... Read More
Posted on November 27, 2017
Thank you for your question. Similar questions have been answered by a variety of experts on our site. Farmer Mary Mertz answered a similar question, “What are the problems with the seeds of GMOs.” She explains how this question can be answered in a variety of ways and also speaks to this topic firsthand, as she is a farmer herself. “In my opinion, the biggest problem with the seeds is the amount of misinformation that is being circulated out there.  GMOs have a... Read More

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