That’s largely because nearly 90% of field corn, soybeans and sugar beets grown in the U.S. come from GMO seeds.
In the produce aisle, GMOs have not been prevalent, but this is likely to change.
Recently, Monsanto announced field trials on GMO sweet corn varieties.
I believe that this entry into fresh produce will push the debate to the forefront.
Are you prepared?
The debate will be complex. After the spinach crisis of 2006, we all agreed that we needed to do better, and, in general, we did not have forces pushing against us.
But with GMOs, it is likely we will debate a great deal on whether we should even be messing with this area.
The debate will challenge conventional wisdom. Some consumers have the impression that “local” is organic, safer and more wholesome than food from a “corporate farm.”
Yet, most GMO sweet corn sold in this country today is produced and sold by roadside farms or at farmers markets.