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Sprouting Easy or Complicated?

Tiel Feathers

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I get the little bird blend and wheat sprouts from sprout people and use the Easy Sprouter.
 

K.D.

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Most people who are against GMO produce are not aware that organic producers use "GMO" as well. In fact any produce that has been crossbred for specific qualities are a GMO (Genetically Modified Organism). The organic trade has used GM methods for many years - I don't like the way they do it.

Here is a definition of GMO;
"A genetically modified organism (GMO), also known as a transgenic organism, is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods and are also widely used in scientific research and to produce goods other than food."

Here is how the organics producers accomplish genetic modification;

Contrast this with a common tool of breeding in organic and non-GMOfarming: Mutation Breeding. This is a technique whereby farmers expose seeds to large doses of radiation or chemical mutagens, and then selectively breed the seeds that have useful traits. This process may introduce hundreds or thousands of mutations into the genomes, and breeders cannot know where those mutations are. These mutations will change the shape and functions of proteins, and could,in principle produce new allergens. Despite the fact that this process is manipulating the genome, it’s not considered genetic engineering, and is allowed to be called organic.

The new plant lines are untested for safety and not assessed for environmental impact. They want to put these on your dinner table and feed them to children!

Actually it has been done for decades. No opposition, no labels wanted, no protesters, no fear. Okay for organic cultivation and the EU."

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/05/30/allergic-to-science-proteins-and-allergens-in-our-ally-engineered-food/
One of the main reasons for genetic modification is to make the plants resistant to Roundup which is a systemic weed killer. The GMO plants still absorb all the roundup into their stems and leaves but they don’t die. We eat them instead or feed them to our animals
 

Rain Bow

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I have mixed opinions on GMO's... I think that there are some good (pro's) to them. That being said I don't know if GMO should wipe out the original plants.
 

Renee's Birds

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When sprouting, you must rinse many times, throughout the day. Three days is the max I go. Bacteria grows so rinsing is a must. The Eclectus Ark in Oklahoma says you can use hydrogen peroxide to kill the bacteria followed up by many through rinses before refrigerating. I do not use the hydrogen peroxide. I just make sure I rinse at least 10 times, 3 times a day, 30 rinses. My ekkie boy loves them and he's so healthy.
 

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