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When you Google Monsanto, the website link has both the company’s name and its slogan — A Sustainable Agriculture Company. It’s a website that works very hard from the first click to reframe the conversation around the most controversial issue in worldwide agriculture. Perhaps with good reason. The search was prompted by overheard conversations at the market last week as customers eyed the season’s first corn with unmasked suspicion, asking if it was genetically modified. A quick survey of farm employees revealed that few even knew what GMO crops were. And the customers who asked didn’t know exactly why GMO corn might be bad for them. They had simply been told to avoid it, either by friends or via one of thousands of links on the Internet.
Read the original article in its entirety here: What’s in Season at the Farmers Market: GMO Blues + First Summer Corn