003 – GMO & Public Perception

003 – GMO & Public Perception

“The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 003 – GMO & Public Perception”

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In this episode we are challenging each other on the importance of GMO perception both from the consumers standpoint but the farmers as well.

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  1. Can’t disagree more with you on how farmers should handle GMO fear mongers, Carrie. Allowing ignorance to run amok breeds ignorance. And rob is right (he doesn’t read this does he?) leaving it to the lobbyists makes people suspicious. We would never tell hunters to stop talking about the good they do. It’s the same thing.

  2. Thanks for the comment Trent, I think it’s best practice to fight fire with fire, don’t get me wrong. But engaging in verbal wars on twitter or facebook does nothing but increase their awareness.

    And yes we do – we let PETA, Ricky Gervaise attacks go all the time. “Ain’t nobody got time for that” – the Kendall Jones incident is proof – every time there’s a social media campaign to call someone out on a person, their followers increase.

  3. There was the Flavr Saver Tomato that was a GMO tomato. It went to market. It tasted awful and it was pulled from the market in a pretty short period of time.

    Rob, have you used any of the microbial products or inoculants on your soy or corn? Has that penciled out? Does it work for you?

  4. I’ve tried them several times. Nothing on a huge scale. So farm i haven’t found anything that works on my farm

  5. Regarding wildlife and GMO/nonGMO preference, we’ve done corn plots, not to study the preference, but normal hybrid comparison plots. We see more deer damage in nonGMO hybrids. We farm near Amish who only grow open pollinated corn. They have more damage from wildlife than their conventional farming neighbors.
    I’m enjoying listening, keep up the conversation!!

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