Summer is making way for fall again, and for many people, that means visions of apple picking, hayrides, pumpkin patches, fall festivals, and of course, drinking lots and lots of pumpkin spice lattes! But it’s also a very important time of the year for many farmers: harvest season. While you won’t see most GMOs in the produce section of your local grocery store, examples of GMO fruits and vegetables harvested in the fall include apples, eggplants, squash, zucchini, and potatoes.
And as our thoughts turn to these foods, and food in general, we know people still have questions about GMOs, even though they’ve been on the market for 25 years. So, for #Harvest2020, we’ve curated a collection of resources that answers questions about your food from the perspective of the farmer. Find out why farmers grow GMOs and why they think they are a great tool for their family farm in these articles and blog posts:
- Why Do Farmers Use GMOs?
- Seeing is Believing: Modern Technology Delivers Change
- How GMOs fit into the Farm Toolbox
- Why I Advocate for GMO crops in Africa
- What I'm Grateful for this Harvest
- GMO Corn Doubled My Production
- There's Nothing Wrong with a 21st-Century Farm
- Why GMOs? A Global Farmer Perspective
- GM Crops: The Future for Global Farmers
To hear what farmers have to say about GMOs in their own words, check out our new video featuring quotes from farmers around the world:
So, as you’re starting to enjoy those pumpkin spice lattes, freshly made homemade apple pies, and crisp socially-distanced fall walks, remember to think about the farmers who grow your food and decorative gourds.
Harvest 2020 is here! To learn more about GMOs, from farmer decisions to environmental benefits to health and safety, please feel free to explore the GMO Answers website.