Are big companies forcing farmers to grow GMOs?

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“None of the seed companies force farmers like me to buy any particular product...I can buy any seed from any vendor I choose from one year to the next,” says Brian Scott, an Indiana farmer who grows corn and soybeans.

 

Jillian Etress, a high school agriculture teacher and family farmer from south Alabama, explains that on her farm, they “choose to use or not use GMOs based on the needs of our farm.”

 

We couldn’t agree more. GMO Answers respects farmers’ right to choose seeds based on what is best for their farms, market demand and local growing environments. In fact, a farmer’s right to choose the best seed type for his or her farm is one of our five core principles.