Genetically Engineered Organisms (GEOs)

Because of the definitions of both the Canadian (CFIA) and American (USDA) authorities, we make the distinction that genetic engineering is a specific kind of genetic modification. In Genetic Engineering, DNA are manipulated or recombined to select specific traits. Common uses of genetic engineering include the insertion of DNA from foreign organisms, such as bacteria or fish, into plant DNA to produce crops that are resistant to pests or herbicides. The primary crops produced through this kind of biotechnology include (but are not restricted to) corn, soy, alfalfa, cotton, oilseed, potatoes, and sugar beets.

It is the position of West Coast Seeds that GEOs are fraught with problems, many of which are perhaps yet to be revealed. We do not knowingly offer any products, and in particular seeds, that are genetically engineered.

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