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Monsanto Bringing More GM Sweet Corn To Your Supermarket : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Monsanto Bringing More GM Sweet Corn To Your Supermarket : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

The hybrid has genetic modifications that have three additional traits that allow it resistance to insects and the Roundup herbicide -- is the company's first foray into the relatively small market for this sort of produce. (Farmers plant about 250,000 acres of sweet corn for human consumption in the U.S., according to analysts and company officials. Corn raised to be turned into sugar, oil, animal feed or used as fibers makes up 92.3 million acres in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.) Monsanto's Consuelo Madere told LA Times that Monsanto did not expect much consumer outcry over the introduction, as its rival Syngenta has been marketing GM sweet corn for the past ten years. I don't think that's probably the reason shoppers won't object to this GM corn. More likely it's because 1) the corn won't be marketed as Monsanto corn, 2) it won't be labeled ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/monsanto-bringing...

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