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Old 09-28-2013, 05:55 AM
 
Location: NC
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GMO corn is just fine. By growing GMO corn farmers keep pesticide useage low and non-toxic. And FWIW, all corn for human consumption is so far non-GMO. Just some information to think about. BTW, I love me some corn on the cob. One reason to embrace summer.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Hushpuppies!
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:44 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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GMO corn is just fine. By growing GMO corn farmers keep pesticide useage low and non-toxic. And FWIW, all corn for human consumption is so far non-GMO. Just some information to think about. BTW, I love me some corn on the cob. One reason to embrace summer.
What about corn flakes, taco shells, etc. I agree with you but not all corn is going to ethanol or starch. One other route is fed to cattle ==> fed to humans. That being said, if we are to feed 7 billion + on this planet, we cannot do it without GMO's.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Sure we can. You can get greater yields w/o GMO and pesticides, but big ag (Monsanto, et al) doesn't want you to think so. In fact GMO is causing problems in introducing weed resistance.

For your reading pleasure on superweeds:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/04/bu...anted=all&_r=0
Glyphosate-resistant weed problem extends to more species, more farms | Herbicides content from Farm Industry News
Why Monsanto Thought Weeds Would Never Defeat Roundup : The Salt : NPR
Herbicide-Resistant 'Super Weeds' Increasingly Plaguing Farmers - US News and World Report
Nearly Half of All US Farms Now Have Superweeds | Mother Jones
Roundup-resistant weeds an evolving challenge | netnebraska.org

And on the increased yields you can get from organic non-gmo practices:
http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/o.../n-kltar98.pdf
Organic corn: Increasing rotation complexity increases yields | Science Codex
The System of Rice Intensification
Unraveling The Mystery Of A Rice Revolution : The Salt : NPR

FTR, I'm fond of organic Silver Queen corn. I make a pretty good cornbread in my cast iron skillet, too.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:48 AM
 
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What about corn flakes, taco shells, etc. I agree with you but not all corn is going to ethanol or starch. One other route is fed to cattle ==> fed to humans. That being said, if we are to feed 7 billion + on this planet, we cannot do it without GMO's.
Lol yes you can. Do you have any idea how much food people waste? There is plenty of food on this planet to every single person with more to spare. The problem is not the crops we grow, and GMO foods will not solve the problem. Do you really want to eat food that is sprayed so heavily with pesticides like roundup?

Personally I prefer not to put food in my mouth that was created in a laboratory, and has not been tested long term on our health. Studies are showing the possible issues with GMO foods, so I will continue to avoid them as much as possible. There is a reason why the non GMO movement gets bigger every year, and why certain stores do not allow them in their food.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Haha yes, I love corn. One of my friends wrote a cookbook full of corn recipes! ;D Dessert, liquor, drinks, etc.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:05 AM
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Spent much of my childhood in the cornfield. Love corn and the cows and pigs did too. Love corn flakes but do not eat grits.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:19 AM
 
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I love corn. But if I had to choose between corn and potatoes, potatoes would win every time.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:29 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Had corn on the cob last night....................sweeeeeeet.

I love corn muffins too, especially when you add real corn to the batter.

Another thing: You get to buy Indian corn to hang on the front door. YAY for corn.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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I love corn more than Peter loved the Lord and I love it in any forms. My favorite meal is slab cornbread with a big plate of navy beans...with lots of iced tea!
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