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Where should I Buy Gmos

Submitted by: DreamCatcher2927


Expert response from Community Manager

Moderator for

Thursday, 26/05/2016 16:40

We would like to answer your question in two parts. First, where you can buy GMO food, and secondly, where you can buy GMO seeds.


Today, nine crops from GMO seeds are commercially available in the U.S. These crops are corn (field and sweet), soybeans, cotton, canola, alfalfa, sugar beets, papaya, potatoes and squash. A GMO apple is approved and coming to market. These are the only GMO crops available. Ingredients such as vegetable oil or sugar, from GM crops are found in many foods, but the foods are not genetically modified.


If you are referring to purchasing GMO seeds, it depends on who is looking to buy the seeds. According to farmer, Brian Scott, farmers can purchase GMO seeds from a specific seed dealer (for example -GMO corn and soybeans). Scott goes on to explain this process for both a farmer and a home consumer:


“A farmer, like myself, can go to a seed dealer and buy genetically modified corn and soybeans to raise on his farm. With that purchase there will likely be a contract to sign along with information on how to properly steward the technology. For the home consumer there aren't currently any GMO options I'm aware of that one can go out and buy from, say, a home and garden center. Bt sweet corn is available, but I think you would have to contact a seed dealer who works with farmers like me or some other commercial ag entity. You can't just go to your local lawn and garden shop or big box store and get any GMO seed at this time.”


Read his full response here.


If you have any additional questions, please ask!