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GMO Talk: Is It Possible to Accidentally Buy GMO Seeds or Plants?

by on April 30, 2012

gmoYou’ve read the horror stories about GMO and GE – genetically modified “frankenfoods” grown from seed that has been engineered in labs to meet a variety of criteria from size and shape conformity to shelf life. These seeds are also bred to resist powerful chemical herbicides and insecticides like Roundup. In fact, many of these seeds are known for being “Roundup Ready”.

Knowledge is power as you  know, but is it possible to buy GMO or GE seeds or seedlings without knowing it? The frightening answer is yes.

The reach of the Monsanto company is large. A tremendous percentage of companies in the United States purchase at least some of their seed stock from Monsanto and its subsidiary companies.

So how do we know that the seeds and plants we buy are non-gmo?

While it can be complicated, it is possible. The first thing you need to know is that the company name you need to look for isn’t Monsanto, it’s Seminis. Monsanto bought the mega seed developer and marketer in 2005 for a reported $1 Billion and their seed can be found everywhere.

Before you purchase seed from any company, read their policy on GMO and GE plants. If you don’t see it, ask. If you don’t get answers, don’t buy. It’s as simple as that. You can always trust the seeds you buy in the UrbanFig Shop to be 100% NON-GMO and ORGANIC!

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