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Are Heirloom Seeds Gmo Free? (SOLVED)

There are many different terms to learn about in the gardening world when it comes to seeds and it can be very confusing to separate the different types of seeds, especially if you are new to gardening 😊 You’ve probably heard the words, “organic,” and, “heirloom,” in reference to seeds, but what is the difference between the two? Is one better than the other? Is it possible to get both organic and heirloom seeds? These are only a few of the many questions that beginning gardeners should be asking 🙌 Growing plants We have collected the information from seeds and put it all together in this article. [1]
Many people are concerned about the origins of their food. People want to find out where their seeds are from. It can be difficult to feel secure in our garden with all the different terms such as organic, hybrid, F1 hybrid and organic. It can seem overwhelming to choose the right seeds for your garden. How do you know what the differences are? This blog will help you to understand the 4 major seed varieties available. We are grateful to Demorio laws for this. [2]
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“Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. This foundation must be protected as a reliable and stable resource for the future. We pledge to not buy or sell genetically engineered products for the benefit of farmers and gardeners as well as consumers looking for an alternative. Seeds or plants. Mechanical transfer of genetic material between families, kingdoms and genera other than through natural reproduction methods poses grave biological and political risks. Our opinion is that the genetically engineered variety has not been sufficiently tested before they are released for public consumption. Further research and testing are needed to assess the risks associated with genetically engineered varieties. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately people and communities.” (emended by Billy Sanchez from Nice, France on November 23, 2021) [3]
Insects, birds, wind and other natural means can open pollinate plants. Open-pollinated seeds will give rise to new plants. Maintaining a strain through open pollination poses a major challenge. It is important to avoid the introduction of pollens from other species. You can control how much pollen is distributed by using greenhouses, high wall enclosures or field isolation. The heirloom tomato is a popular example of a plant that was grown in open pollination. Baker Creek uses tent enclosures for its gardens. House the plants. Bumble bees are then introduced to control the pollination. This will prevent cross-pollination of undesirable sources as well as cross-pollination among strains. [4]
Lucia Quinones gardenmyths.com Additional insight is provided by this website. Spraying plants as they grow is the best way to get information. Pesticide that was sprayed onto plants is largely removed or reduced over time. Most pesticides are gone by the time the seeds have been harvested. However, residual levels of pesticide can still remain in the seeds. This standard is known as the International Maximum Residue Limit (or MRL). Wikipedia provides a list of chemical names and MRLs, with limits ranging from 0.05 mg to 7 mg per kg of seed. Although this list is not applicable to seed we consume as food but rather for those that are used for plantation, it does give us an idea of potential pesticide levels. Latravis Didve revised this on June 9, 20,21. [5]

Article references

  1. https://www.gardeningchannel.com/heirloom-vs-organic-seeds-explained/
  2. https://migardener.com/difference-gmo-hybrid-organic-heirloom-seeds/
  3. https://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/the-10-best-seed-companies-for-heirloom-seeds
  4. https://www.rareseeds.com/non-hybrid
  5. https://www.gardenmyths.com/organic-seeds-why-buy-them/
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