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Feb 5, 2011

Last week I was doing a little comparison shopping in the gardening section of a home improvement store when I happened upon the seed rack. There was a whole row dedicated to organic seeds, but looking closer, I noticed that not one pack was non-GMO. In fact, I've been to every chain store in my area and several family businesses and still no non GMO seeds. This discovery was disappointing to say the least. For those of you who are new to green gardening, GMO, GEO, GM, or GE seeds are seeds that have been genetically modified. In other words, plants that have been tampered with until they no longer behave the way they once did, such as the ability to withstand of large amounts of toxic herbicides and pesticides. Most of these seeds have been engineered so that they only bare sterile seeds forcing farmers to buy new seeds every year. Genetically modified foods have been proven to have a negative impact on our bodies and on the environment around us. Recent research shows that GMO corn has caused high mortality rates in caterpillars of the already declining monarch butterfly. Luckily there are still places out there that sell non-GMO seeds, such as Seeds of Change. Non-GMO seeds and plants are relatively inexpensive once you consider the fact that they will produce fertile seeds again and again and they will not harm the environment or you (unless of course you are allergic).

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