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Why You Don’t Need To Worry About BIGS Seeds Being GMO!

  • February 5, 2016
  • By Jon Torres

Why You Don’t Need To Worry About BIGS Seeds Being GMO! | BIGS.com

Why You Don’t Need To Worry About BIGS Seeds Being GMO! 

Genetically modified organisms (or GMOs) are classified as living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated or altered through engineering. The changes in genetics alter the organism to achieve desired traits. Most GMOs are used to change an organism’s features or enhance tolerance to different chemicals. Using GMOs can produce agriculture that can withstand herbicides and insecticides protecting the plants that yield crops from weeds and insects.

While there are corporations that have conducted studies on various GMOs and deemed them safe for consumption, more and more Americans are choosing to eat non-GMO foods. Some even find GMOs to be unhealthy and a cause of organ damage. Lucky for you, sunflowers grown in the United States are NOT genetically modified organisms!

"Lucky for you, sunflowers grown in the United States are NOT genetically modified organisms!"

There are two main constraints that prevent sunflowers from becoming GMOs. First, sunflowers are resistant to transformation. Second, there are concerns for transgene escape to weedy conspecifics, meaning that the genetically modified genes would escape from the sunflower and spread uncontrollably to similar species. The flow of transgenes would be inevitable if a GMO sunflower was ever released.

“The regulatory hurdles in the U.S. are insurmountable at the present time due to possible gene flow to wild sunflower.” - National Sunflower Association

Why You Don’t Need To Worry About BIGS Seeds Being GMO! | BIGS.com

At BIGS, we take pride in the fact that our sunflower seeds are naturally grown. Our all-American sunflower seeds are grown across the beautiful fields of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and North Dakota. We select only the most mature, largest, highest-quality seeds from the outer rings of the sunflower. We flavor them with your favorite ingredients and fire roast them the BIGS signature way. Our seeds are always bigger, and always better.

Hybrid sunflower is a non-GMO product, and given the limitations outlined here, will continue to be for the foreseeable future. – Dr. Brent Hulke

Tags: All Natural, GMO, non-GMO, USA Made
  • Ethan Garza

    Yes!
    THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION!
    now i can have less worries about your tasty sunflower seeds!