[Market-farming] New potatoes in the rain

Franklin W. Davis knarfme at comcast.net
Mon Jun 8 08:45:19 EDT 2009


  Good morning...what are GMO crops...and why are they bad news? Franklin 
 
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From: Bill Shoemaker
Date: 6/8/2009 8:00:47 AM
To: Market Farming
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] New potatoes in the rain
 
>On another note - there was a statement that said there existed no GMO
>tomatoes. I looked on a research list and there are 685 ongoing trials
>in U.S. alone. So they do exist.  Bill, do you know if any are for
>sale as seeds yet?
 
I'm not aware of any for sale. I'd be surprised if some companies were not
conducting trials, or producing them south of the border. But I can't find
any available in the States. I don't think anyone believes they can market
them in the United States.
 
Bill
William H Shoemaker, UI-NRES
Sr Research Specialist, Food Crops
St Charles Horticulture Research Center
535 Randall Road  St Charles, IL  60174
630-584-7254; FAX-584-4610
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