Everyday you scroll on facebook or walk down a grocery store isle and look at a product, or even watch television and a commercial plays and you see something that has to deal with GMO's.
Mostly negative/anti and some positive/pro.
I always get so worked up with the word GMO and no its not because I dislike them, because I am all for GMO's , ALL FOR! The reason I get worked up is because so many people assume , based off of things they read, that GMO's are bad or they don't know anything GMO's or farming but they sure do jump on every hater bandwagon there is. Its annoying!
You know what's funny though?
Each year apple comes out with a new iPhone with more technology, and everyone has positive feedback, no complaints and price always goes up.
When a farm, or agriculture gets something new with more technology and prices decrease for the consumers of their product they produce. Negative feedback.
Yes everything has cons or theory on why something may be bad, we read them everyday. Just like habits are bad but guess what.. I still bite my nails and you may too.
If we got stressed out about everything we read, and all the false facts we read or believe guys I hate to tell you but life wouldn't be easy. Google isn't always right, just like we aren't either.
Why do people target farmers/their practices?
I think it's because there is a lack of interest to what goes on with the farmers and the farm.
Let me be the first to tell you what a shame that is.. because who do we need to sustain our food supply? Farmers!
Let me tell you how I really feel about it..
Its really annoying when people share a post, and its a non GMO product, or something that claims to be GMO free but has no ingredients that could even be a GMO. MISLEADING IS THE WORD
LABELS are the problem, as well as the uneducated.
If it wasn't for the label you wouldn't even know the difference.
So today.. lets get started by
AGVOCATING.. POSITIVE GMO POST,
LETS CHANGE ALL THIS NEGATIVITY AND TARGETING GMO'S.
First of lets talk about what a GMO is..
A GMO is a genetically modified organism.
This means that the genetic makeup is altered.
Science so cool, that we can do this with our technology.
And guess what, the reasoning behind altering the crop is positive.
We will talk about benefits shortly...
What are the GMO crops/food?
Before listing them, yes this means they can and have been genetically modified and on the market, but guess what there are still NON GMO products of that crop. It just means that it can and has been modified.
Fun Fact: GMO seeds have safely been tested more than any other crop in history.
(notice the word safe)
But lets get back to listing them.. here we go
Corn(sweet and field)
Now let's talk benefits to the grower/farmer..
Now, this post isn't to lead you to like or not like GMO's, but it is to inform you, and let you make that decision yourself, or have your opinions.
Now of course, I'll be here supporting GMO's, and thankful for technology, and all the benefits GMO's have given farmers.
What's the question I always ask?
Oh yeah, Who's going to be feeding the world in 2050 with our growing population?
A Growers Granddaughter
Hey, it's me again Catlin. Just wanted to give you a little more detail about what my plan is for " A Growers Granddaughters" blog. My intention is to keep you up to date on my life adventures in agriculture such as research projects, a little gardening, and my grandads farm,Lively H, which inspired me to pursue a career in agriculture. This blog is not only for you to read but also see all the behind the scenes on the farm, and educate you more on agriculture topics. If you have any questions, please comment, or email me, If there is a topic in agriculture you are unsure about, shoot me and email.