Non GMO Corn Gluten

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by ecoguy, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. ecoguy

    ecoguy LawnSite Member
    from Duncan
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    Hey everyone. I'm looking for a good Non GMO Corn Gluten Meal source. I realize this may be akin to looking for an organic compost source but still, I have hope, for both. But I'll start with the Gluten. Anyone?
     
  2. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The only non GMO corn that I know of is a farm up Canada, the name escapes me right now but I will be back. I know most of the bagged lost OMRI status to be used in organic farming

    The issue is the Bt toxin that persists in the soil, interesting timing on you posting this, we just had our liquid corn gluten meal tested for Bt toxin and it came back at 0.00% so our Gluten-8 willl soon be OMRI
     
  3. ecoguy

    ecoguy LawnSite Member
    from Duncan
    Posts: 234

    Thanks Bill. If you could pass along the name of the farm, that would be great. I wish I could use your products but I'm guessing the border is still an issue? Please explain what the Bt toxin is?
     
  4. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    The company is called Tate and Lyle, I am getting that from another source and that is all that they gave me
     
  5. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    GM corn is modified genetically to have the Bacillus thuringiensis gene or Bt, Bt is consumed by the pest and it inhabits its gut and kills it from the inside in most cases. There are many that say that the pest population has already made a work around so now most of the corn in the world (because they cross pollenate) has the Bt trait. Monsanto owns the rights to Bt corn, therefore they actually own the rights to most of the corn in the world, pretty slick. They have sued many farmers that have had their crop cross pollenated and continue to genetically modify plants and their seeds...............and continue to tell everyone that they are safe and or course there are no problems

    when corn is processed into corn gluten meal the toxin is still present and it will persist in the soil acting as a pesticide. OMRI will not allow corn with GM or Bt toxins in its make up so it is not considered organic unless you can prove that your material is free of the Bt toxin
     

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