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#3278591 - 06/29/13 05:41 PM Re: roundup ready "sweet corn seed" [Re: Jonnyringo]
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how many things have been declared safe and beneficial by the government that have been determined to be harmful if not downright deadly??

I don't think I want to be the first kid on the block to use something new based on what the government says about it.
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#3279775 - 07/01/13 01:26 PM Re: roundup ready "sweet corn seed" [Re: Beekeeper]
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 Originally Posted By: Beekeeper
how many things have been declared safe and beneficial by the government that have been determined to be harmful if not downright deadly??


To me that's the issue right there. GMO/hybrids/altered crops may be fine and then again years down the road they might create a super species of bug or create a species of vegetable that over time becomes completely intolerable to common diseases that many natural/heirloom (whatever you want to call it) varieties can overcome. Who knows? But, we can guarantee growing a crop the way our great grand parents did probably removes all risk. All I know is, for me, I wouldn't grow anything "round-up ready" for my own consumption and I don't.

I equate this issue to some of the vaccines they gave children 50 years ago. The entire medical community believed they were completely safe and assured parents they were harmless, but over the years we realized we were wrong in some cases and in some of the combinations. Vaccines have been improved and altered over the years because of some of the risks we later discovered...and they're still working on them. My point is we just don't know.
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#3280196 - 07/01/13 09:49 PM Re: roundup ready "sweet corn seed" [Re: BamaProud]
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 Originally Posted By: BamaProud
I don't really understand why people tend to think genetically altered equals bad/dangerous.



too much sci fi channel
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#3281357 - 07/03/13 08:52 AM Re: roundup ready "sweet corn seed" [Re: redblood]
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Hybrids are not genetically altered. They are just a controlled cross between two distinct parents.
There are lots of selective herbicides that allow us to produce food without using Roundup-Ready genetics. It just makes it easier for the farmer. We now are seeing quite a bit of glyphosate-resistant weeds showing up in row-crops, like pigweed and marestail. Not taking sides, but there are perils in putting all your eggs in one basket. A lot of the glyphosate used here comes from China, so you KNOW it's high quality!!
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#3297308 - 07/21/13 07:46 AM Re: roundup ready "sweet corn seed" [Re: a retrohillbilly]
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My supplier sells two different brand lines of the sweet corn (Attribute and newer one). The main benefit is reduced insecticide use against worms.

There is a $250 or so (roughly) minimum amount and a stewardship agreement to sign. It would definitely make my life easier (if it performs as it claims), but a LOT of my customers ask and wouldn't buy it if it were GMO.
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#3300597 - 07/24/13 09:53 AM Re: roundup ready "sweet corn seed" [Re: TX300mag]
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Here's a shot up 2 rows of mine Obsession II RR

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#3302819 - 07/26/13 11:08 AM Re: roundup ready "sweet corn seed" [Re: Jonnyringo]
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Awesome jonnyring!!! Looks great!
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#3302865 - 07/26/13 11:43 AM Re: roundup ready "sweet corn seed" [Re: TX300mag]
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All I know is, for me, I wouldn't grow anything "round-up ready" for my own consumption and I don't.


you might not grow it but if you buy any food in the store from "pops cereal" to maple syrup with added corn syrup in it.. you are eating RR corn.... no ifs ands or buts about it....
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#3303050 - 07/26/13 02:38 PM Re: roundup ready "sweet corn seed" [Re: pressfit]
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Thanks ! I have about 2 acres of it no bugs , no weeds just big pretty sugar sweet corn!!
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#3303485 - 07/26/13 10:53 PM Re: roundup ready "sweet corn seed" [Re: Jonnyringo]
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Now if they can only come up with some coon proof sweet corn... I'll go back to growing it!!
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