“I think GMOs make my family sick. Not enough research has been done on GMOs to prove they are safe. Europe has banned GMOs, why doesn’t the United States?”
These common statements indicate that moms have concerns about the GMO technology. Simply put, they want to know if GMOs are safe, they want GMO facts. I had the privilege of attending a GMO conference in St. Louis with other farm moms from all over the U.S.
CommonGround and National Corn Growers Association sponsored the conference. CommonGround is a volunteer group of farm moms who talk and answer questions other moms have about how their food is either raised or grown. Our ultimate goal is we want them to make food decisions based on fact and not fear.
Our conference started with a tour of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. With excitement in the air, all 22 of us stepped off the bus looking forward to a day of learning!
My first question was answered almost immediately. Who funds the research at the Danforth Plant Science Center? I was always told, “follow the money” when researching issues. It was so refreshing to hear the Danforth Plant Science Center is an independent research facility. Very little money (about 10%) is contributed from corporations to conduct research. Continue Reading