Understanding Corn Genetics: Corn Genetics???

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Name: Nora
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HemNorth
Jun 3, 2017 2:19 PM CST
What about the confusing messages we are receiving in regards to the Genetically Modified versions of Corn?
I had hoped the article would address that issue.

Which seed companies are reliable in their claims that their Corn seed is 'Certified' Organic?

Is anyone concerned with this? Sad
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jun 3, 2019 2:32 PM CST
It's a shame gmo is no addressed. It's my understanding that at least 93% of the corn produced in the US is genetically modified.

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Name: Shawn S.
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ShawnSteve
Jun 3, 2019 7:40 PM CST
I don't know much about "Certified Organic" kernels of corn seeds....Other than, it most likely must meet the requirements be certified, organically grown, to produce it. .
While many seed vendors will offer what they sell, with a "Safe Seed Pledge". In other words they do not knowingly try to mislead you, & simply offer just exactly what customers may want to buy, such as (typically non-GMO seed, of corn) to grow the variety for their home gardens, such as 'Silver Queen'.
Although, if grown near a field of GMO corn, it may cross pollinate.
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jun 4, 2019 6:20 AM CST
That's the main problem with organic growers, cross pollination from gmo corn growing in the area. But many organic seed sellers do regular testing of the seeds they sell to "insure purity".

The same thing happens with organic growers and pesticides, they do everything right, yet their produce tests positive for traces of pesticides. They show up in other ways from the environment. Sad
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