I was shopping at the SuperStore the other day and saw a store employee putting out sweet corn. I love sweet corn and hustled over to see where it was from.
The sticker on the plastic bin he was taking the corn from said, “El Dorado Vegetable Farms Ltd. Redcliff, Alberta, Canada.” I asked whether he knew whether it was genetically modified free corn or not, but he didn’t know.
So I took the information of the farm and looked them up on the Internet, got their phone number and called them. They told me that all the seeds they use are GM free and that they had sent this information to head office.
I said that it hadn’t trickled down to store level, unfortunately. Also, when I went back to the store, I noticed that corn price/label where the corn was displayed said, “Product of USA” when in fact it was a Canadian product!
It is very important to me whether the sweet corn I buy is a genetically modified product or not, and we need more concerned customers like me to speak up and ask to get this message through to our local store managers that it is an issue of concern.
Then they will make a point to highlight it.
Ask your store managers when you buy corn, because a lot of corn is genetically modified. Farmers down south know this is a big issue, and that is why the El Dorado Vegetable farm from Redcliff let the head office know that their corn was not GM. They were distressed that the information hadn’t made it to the store shelves.