Genetically Engineered Corn

Franklin W. Davis parsons at
Sat Mar 23 21:13:43 EST 2002

    Hi Marj....ayup...this ol' Maine clod hopper finds it rather hilarious that even with a "gun" to inject each ear on an acre or two would be one h--- of a job..:-)..ayup...can see it now...that ol' sun just abroilin' down...:-) How many ears to the acre?..:-)'s easy nuff to cut out a little worn now and you thats the way I do it also...and I can remember the good ol' days...cos I was there..:-) Franklin
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  Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2002 8:55 PM
  Subject: [market-farming] Re: Genetically Engineered Corn

  In a message dated 3/23/02 8:32:32 PM Eastern Standard Time, parsons at writes:

    Injecting ears of corn?...not a very easy thing to do if you have an acre or two..:-) How many do you think would have an allergic reaction from vegetable oil or mineral oil if that ever got out..:-) 

  Does sound labor-intensive, doesn't it?  ;-)  However, I did see a prototype of the "gun" for this purpose at the Northeast Organic Farming Conference a couple of years ago.

  In the good old days, we didn't worry about such things.  We cut off the affected bit of vegetable or fruit or ate around the worm.  When I was a kid, one of the first things I learned was to look for holes in an apple I was about to eat and plan my munching accordingly.

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