4/15 Update: I have since learned from a highly credible source (see comment by “swampwaffle” [Dr. Kevin Folta], current horticulture sciences department chair at the University of Florida) that the counts were found in the soil, not the corn itself. In my constant search for what is true, I have to say that though this report has circled the blogoshpere with verve and is still gaining momentum – it is misleading. I want what is true, not what people want to be true. ~JuleeK@Sleuth4Health
I found this side by side comparison of the nutrient counts of GMO and non-GMO corn. It comes from the Moms Across America March To Label GMOs blog (Facebook page) and tells of a mom (Zen Honeycutt) being contacted by Vince from De Dell Seed Company, Canada’s only NON GMO corn seed company. Honeycutt writes in her post: Vince called me to support the march and Americans finding out about GMOs. He emailed me this stunning report, clearly showing the nutritional value difference between GMO corn and NON GMO corn.
Here are just three comparisons of the minerals calcium, magnesium and manganese. What a stunner! (Full report from Moms Across America)
GMO Corn has 14 ppm of Calcium and NON GMO corn has 6130 ppm. 437 X more.
GMO corn has 2 ppm of Magnesium and NON GMO corn has 113ppm. 56 X more.
GMO corn has 2 ppm of Manganese and NON GMO corn has 14ppm. 7X more.
I don’t know what’s scarier here… the poor nutrition in the GMO corn OR the fact that there is only one non-GMO corn seed company in all of Canada. ~Julie@Sleuth4Health