Asked on Sep 13, 2014

GMO Corn???

Phil Bauman
by Phil Bauman
Have you seen a decrease in incests, butterflies, Bees, etc, due to GMO crops planted near you? This is the first yer that a frmer has used GMO corn on my land and around mt land, I notice a few intersting facts, First that Crows, will not touch the GMO corn, or the corn seedlings, Second, that I seen very few beetles, worms, and othr larva stage incects this year. Third, and a real ashame, it looks like someone planted my entire field with 1 type of weed that I have been working to rid my field of. It is taller than the corn, and it covers all the fields, were the farmer used GMO corn.
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  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Sep 13, 2014
    Very interesting, and troubling, observations, Phil. I don't know what it is going to take to reach a tipping point on GMOs, but I hope we get there soon. It has been an excellent year for butterflies for me, but there are no farms nearby.

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    • Phil Bauman Phil Bauman on Oct 04, 2014
      @Douglas Hunt Now I have to start reading, the best ways to irradicate this weed, restore my soil. I will be starting this November, with cover crops, all organic, all to be cut ( not tilled), and allowed just to back into the soil.

  • Catherine Smith Catherine Smith on Sep 13, 2014
    Unfortunately, this is not the first time I've read about this kind of issue. The Organic Consumer's Organization is in an on going battle with Monsanto over the use of GMO seed as I'm sure you know. Independent research is indicating the cross contamination from GMO grown plants is becoming a very serious problem. Not only does it kill off the local insect population, it also effects the pollinator, birds etc. I agree with Douglas this issue is indeed reaching the tipping point. Educating people about the harmful effects is one of the positive things that seem to be ongoing.

  • Lesley Lesley on Oct 04, 2014
    I agree. I almost lost one of my cats because he became intolerant to his food that he had been on all his life. I do wonder if there was a change in the formula. All tests were ok for an old cat. He was wasting away and I am convinced he was in his final hours and I gave him Wellness. He immediately tolerated it, no side effects I will be graphic about! He started gaining weight and became our cat again. No grain for pets!!!

    • Phil Bauman Phil Bauman on Oct 24, 2014
      @Lesley Thank you for sharing your story. I hope your cat provide many more years of joy.