If I'm growing it - apparently not. Despite having large fields - 80-200 acres - none of our non-GMO contracted corn has passed the quick GM test. Lab tests showed several loads just over 1%, which is the mimimum.
My question is this: if we didn't screw up the seed, why can't we get below the same threshold we seem to have passed last year? Some obvious points we have considered:
- We use smart boxes of seed, so it would have been virtually impossible to have accidentally let one bag contaminate our planter. Let alone have done so for repeated fills.
- The fields were not 20 acre patches surrounded by GM corn.
- We harvested the required border rows and sold them as regular corn.
- Could the seed itself carry a small GM contamination level that replicates into the product?
Feel free to pile on, but is anyone else having trouble growing non-GMO corn?