Now that we're on the farm, with plenty of growing space, we are going to try growing NON-genetically modified corn this year. Actually, we will try to grow a "three sisters" garden, which consists of growing corn, beans, and squash together. The pole beans will grow up the corn stalk and the large squash leaves at the base will act to suppress weeds and keep moisture in the soil.
Most commercially grown corn has been genetically modified. That corn is used in so many processed foods, including the so-called "food" at the fast-food chains. It would take too much time to go into the dangers and ethical problems of GMOs, but here are some links if you would like to learn more:
Study reveals GMO corn to be highly toxic
Understanding Genetically Modified Foods
Nine Things You Should Know About Genetically Modified Organisms
Monsanto's Genetically Modified Corn Is Coming To A WALMART Near You
GM Sweet Corn: Consumer Alert (some is being sold at farmers markets and farm-gate sales! Ask and be informed!)
I have found a Canadian source for non-GMO, open pollinated, non-hybrid corn, located in Manitoba (they only ship within Canada). The Heritage Harvest Seed Company also offers heirloom varieties of other vegetables, as well as herbs and flowers.
You can see their catalog page for corn seed HERE.
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