The Iowa Corn Growers Association is asking Iowa farmers to do a little investigating to avoid the problems caused by biotech corn. Association spokesperson Edith Munro says they’re backing a national campaign called “Verify Before You Buy”, which encourages farmers to check out the seed they buy for spring planting. There have been reports of contamination from StarLink corn. The genetically modified StarLink corn found its way into the food supply last year, though it was not approved for human consumption. Munro says the verification program asks farmers to do a little extra checking. Ask your seed dealer if the corn’s been tested and if it’s free of the protein found in StarLink. Munro says the new campaign goes along with the “Know Before You Grow” campaign that’s been used for several years. You can find out more information by accessing the National Corn Growers Association website: www.ncga.com.
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