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Posts tagged ‘GMO Corn’

13
Apr

Why GMO’s Don’t Matter but What You Eat Does

The recent defeat of the Senate bill that would have created voluntary national standards for food labeling with genetically modified ingredients would have prevented states (including Vermont, the leader whose food labeling laws go into effect July 1, 2016) from mandating labels on food that contain genetically modified ingredients. Read more »

29
May

What Consumers Should Know About Corn

There are more than 45,000 items in the average American supermarket and more than a quarter of them contain corn.

How can that be? Because corn is cheap, as in r-e-a-l-l-y cheap. 7 cents a pound, on average. But corn production is not measured by the pound. Instead, corn is grown, priced, measured, and traded by the bushel, which holds about 56 pounds of kernels. At $4 per bushel (the current market rate from farmer to buyer), that’s 7 cents a pound. Read more »