View Full Version : GMO Labeling on Corn Question
05-05-2008, 01:52 AM
I want to buy some conventional corn, but not GMO corn. What labeling numbers should I look for? I couldn't find a website.
I can't buy everything organic, but I'd rather eat pesticides than genetically modified foods. :D
05-05-2008, 02:43 AM
I guess I found my answer:
A four-digit number means it's conventionally grown.
A five-digit number beginning with 9 means it's organic.
A five-digit number beginning with 8 means it's GM.
This Wikipedia Link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_food) shows some of the GM foods currently on the market, including corn, rice, soybeans, and tomatoes.
05-05-2008, 04:27 AM
So Happy you found what you were looking for. Thanks for Sharing your information.............
05-05-2008, 08:20 PM
That the company that grew the corn told the truth to the wholesaler who told the truth to the grocery store who is telling you the truth.
05-06-2008, 12:24 AM
I don't know for sure, but I heard that it is rare for you to find any code that begins with the 8 as many people are aware avoid them. So, they can be sold without the 8 designation. Apparently, using the number 8 is voluntary! Initially they thought people would just be very accepting, but that is not the case. I sure hope I am wrong about this! We already know that anything with GMO ingredients does not have to be labeled.
05-06-2008, 07:45 AM
Thanks for the information.
05-06-2008, 06:53 PM
have to be labeled either. We really need a gov't by and for the people.
05-06-2008, 07:02 PM
Makes me all the more determined to grow our own food!!!
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