Facts & Myths about Corn Posted on 13 Nov 21:02 , 1 comment
|Strawberry Popcorn (heirloom variety)|
The latest GMO Corn varieties have a built-in pesticide. When a bug consumes the corn, it causes the bug’s stomach to burst. source Is that really something you’d like to eat?
Helpful link: What are Heirlooms, Hybrids & GMOs?
Myth: All Corn seed is GMO
Unless you purchase a VERY pricey license from Monsanto or a licensed distributor, it is very difficult to purchase GMO Corn Seed.
I’ve already explained about GMOs. A Hybrid seed is seed produced by cross-pollinated plants. Hybrid seed production is predominant in agriculture and home gardening.
The benefits of hybrids can be a stronger or more disease-resistant plant. The drawback of growing hybrids is that the seeds saved from the fruit or veggie may be sterile for future planting.
Myth: All Corn seed is contaminated with GMO
FACT: as far as we know (Monsanto isn't always up front with their "progress") there is no GMO Popcorn. As of 2011, 40% of consumer available Sweet Corn was GMO. That number has grown.
Myth: Monsanto owns all of the heirloom seed companies.
Truth: While Monsanto SELLS seeds (some hybrids and possibly organic varieties) and some of the major seed companies purchase from Monasanto and Syngenta…I can assure you that Mary's Heirloom Seeds has NOT been bought out by Monsanto. There are those of us who are trying to make a difference one garden at a time.
Myth: GMO Popcorn
Truth: As of the date of publishing, there is currently NO GMO Popcorn available commercially for consumption. IF you had a reaction after eating commercial/conventional microwave popcorn it might have something to do with the chemicals, GMO oils and preservatives used in microwave popcorn.
If you are concerned with the future of your food supply, I suggest that you consider growing your own organic food from organic seeds.
All of the information provided above is why I choose to Educate. It is important to share factual info instead of the fear-mongering myths out there. As a healthy-foods advocate, heirloom seed grower & retailer, consumer and "real food" educator is is my belief that GMOs are dangerous and unhealthy. If you're not convinced, read the studies from Dr. Serelini, Steven Druker, Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai et al. There are numerous studies out there that are not sponsored by the biotech industry.
Below are several varieties of Heirloom, Non-GMO Corn
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