Genetically Modified Foods question?

well i was wondering, are the actual seeds genetically modified for growing? or are the food sprayed with a chemical that causes genetic mutation to what they want? because i want to plant a few of my own veggies and fruits, but im worried that the seeds might be genetically modified, can anyone help me out?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The plants themselves have been bred and crossbred to produce the traits they exhibit. That means the seeds are already genetically modified, and the majority of the food we eat is genetically modified in some way.

    Many have been bred to resist pesticides and bugs and many have been modified to contain higher amounts of certain vitamins.

    Genetically modified foods are a murky area to consider, because so much is done to plants these days. You also have to consider that for thousands of years people have been breeding and crossbreeding to develop certain traits (like the many different colors of carrot, or the many varieties of cabbage and eggplant).

    I would say to avoid the mass produced GM foods...but it's pretty difficult these days.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you order GM seeds the actual seeds you buy were made by plants just like any other seed. The original plants were developed by modifing the DNA of plants with enzymes, viruses or some other means then the ones with the right traits were bred to make enough for selling.

  • 1 decade ago

    Usually the seeds get GMed but maybe in some cases they also get sprayed with chemicals other than toxic pesticides. You can buy from organic seed companies like these:

    http://www.seedsofchange.com/

    http://www.crudeawakening.org/seeds.htm

    http://www.victoryseeds.com/catalog/index.html

    http://www.greenpeople.org/VegetableSeed.html

    Good luck with your garden and if you have open space in your area then throw a few seedbombs and be a Vegeterrorist...hahaha

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seed_Bomb

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    All seed is GMO to a degree by selective propagation. Normal garden seed from a catalog is generally not GMO unless it is noted. To get GMO seed you will have to pay extra for it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the actual seeds genetically modified for growing.

    But all you have to do is buy organic seeds.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    vegetarian power =]

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