In case you’re wondering, crows won’t eat GMO corn, and neither should we!
BASF and Monsanto pulled GMO crops from Europe and have announced they will only sell them in the United States and Asia.
Monsanto’s genetically modified sweet corn is being planted on 250,000 acres this year – approximately 40% of the sweet corn market. Labeling of genetically engineered foods is not required, so there will be no way of knowing if the fresh produce in your shopping cart is GM or not. Ask Walmart to say no to GM sweet corn on their shelves.
As Ken Roseboro wrote earlier today, Monsanto GM sweet corn is about to be much more ubiquitous in the U.S. Interestingly, this announcement comes at about the same time as the release of a new study out of Iowa State University showing that some organisms that are supposed to be repelled by this GM corn are becoming resistant to it (and passing on that resistance to their offspring).
After initially saying ‘NO’ to Monsanto’s pilot project, Mexico has succumbed and agreed.