Have you ever wondered what is the difference between heirloom, hybrid and GMO (genetically modified organisms) seeds ? This infograph may help explain this confusing controversy.
Many homesteading families are growing large gardens to grow fresh fruits and vegetables to eat, dehydrate or water bath canning to create healthy food storage. People want to know that the seeds they are growing will grow into nutritional food that taste good.
“You’re eating genetically modified foods almost daily unless you grow all of your food or always buy organic. Federal organic standards passed in 2000 specifically prohibit GM ingredients. Other genetically modified crops — none labeled — now include sweet corn, peppers, squash and zucchini, rice, sugar cane, rapeseed (used to make canola oil), flax, chicory, peas and papaya.
About a quarter of the milk in the United States comes from cows injected with a GM hormone, honey comes from bees working GM crops, and some vitamins include GM ingredients. Some sources conservatively estimate that 60 percent or more of processed foods available in the United States contain GM ingredients, because most processed foods contain corn or soy as quoted on”, Mother Earth News.
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