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what percentage of sweet corn is GMO?

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Friday, 16/10/2015 13:18

In the United States, it is estimated that about 10 percent of the total sweet corn acreage planted is GMO. Carly Scaduto, communications manager for Monsanto Vegetable Seeds explains in this response:

 

"Two companies currently sell GM sweet corn: Monsanto and Syngenta.  And our best estimate is that in 2013, both Canadian and U.S. farmers chose to plant our companies’ insect-protected GM sweet-corn hybrids on a little less than 25 percent of the sweet-corn acres planted for fresh markets in both countries.  However, if you take into account all of the sweet-corn acres planted (including acres for frozen, canned or processed sweet corn), the total percentage drops to approximately 10 percent in both countries."

 

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Expert response from Community Manager

Moderator for GMOAnswers.com

Friday, 16/10/2015 13:18

In the United States, it is estimated that about 10 percent of the total sweet corn acreage planted is GMO. Carly Scaduto, communications manager for Monsanto Vegetable Seeds explains in this response:

 

"Two companies currently sell GM sweet corn: Monsanto and Syngenta.  And our best estimate is that in 2013, both Canadian and U.S. farmers chose to plant our companies’ insect-protected GM sweet-corn hybrids on a little less than 25 percent of the sweet-corn acres planted for fresh markets in both countries.  However, if you take into account all of the sweet-corn acres planted (including acres for frozen, canned or processed sweet corn), the total percentage drops to approximately 10 percent in both countries."

 

If you have any additional questions, please ask.