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
On this page you can find a variety of content including infographics, videos and more on a range of topics concerning GMOs.
Featured Information & Resources
Infographics and DownloadablesSee All
INFOGRAPHIC: The History of Genetic Modification in Crops(PPLICATION/PDF, 0B)
SOCIAL TILE: GPS on GMOs – GMO Corn(MAGE/JPEG, 0B)
SOCIAL TILE: GPS on GMOs – GMO Eggplant(MAGE/JPEG, 0B)
SOCIAL TILE: GPS on GMOs – GMO Sorghum(MAGE/JPEG, 0B)
MYTH vs. FACT: Pesticide Use On GM Crops(JPEG, 260.94KB)
Scientific StudiesSee All
By Community Manager May 30, 2017
The following is a press release from ISAAA announcing its annual report on the global status of biotech/GM crops. ...
By Michael Stebbins September 05, 2017
The following is an excerpt of a press release from Cell Press announcing a new study about modified crops that could act as their own pesticides. ...
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 Joshua Price January 10, 2014
UPDATE: On Jan. 2, General Mills announced that original Cheerios would be sourced from non-GMO ingredients. According to a Food Business News article released on Feb. 19, the company has chosen not to formulate more GMO-free products, due to a lack of increase in sales performance. The full article is available here. Ruth MacDonaldBasically, this was not hard for General Mills to do since the only possible GMO ingredients in Cheerios would be corn starch and sugar. There are no GMO oats...