Companies do not force farmers to buy GMO seeds. In fact, in the U.S. and most other agricultural countries, the market for seed sales is open, therefore it is not possible for companies to “force” farmers to buy only one type of seed. Farmers choose what seeds to grow based on what is best for their farms, market demand and local growing environments. In fact, there are a wide variety of seed options available to farmers, including organic, hybrid, conventional and genetically modified seeds. Many farmers successfully grow organic, non-GMO and genetically modified crops on the same farm.Read More
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SOCIAL TILE: Get to Know GMOs(MAGE/JPEG, 0B)
SOCIAL TILE: The GMO Innovation Contest(MAGE/JPEG, 0B)
SOCIAL TILE: GPS on GMOs – GMO Corn(MAGE/JPEG, 0B)
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By Admin April 18, 2014
Originally posted at The Foodie Farmer BlogThere has been much discussion of whether or not the labeling of "GMO" foods would add to the cost of food production. This was one of the supporting arguments for GMO labeling at the legislative hearing at the Maryland House of Delegates Committee on Health and Government Operations, during which Doug Gurian-Sherman, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Michael Hansen, of the Center for Food Safety, both insisted that labeling costs would be...
By Community Manager September 24, 2014
This article was originally posted in 2012 at Biology Fortified, Inc., and two selected excerpts are below.“Agent Orange, a defoliant used in the Vietnam War, was made with two herbicides: 2,4-D (the one that the new corn tolerates), and 2,4,5-T. The 2,4,5-T was unknowingly contaminated with a dioxin, something that was only later recognized as a significant human safety issue. Yes, 2,4-D was part of Agent Orange, but it wasn’t...