HOW DO U KNOW WHETHER I AM BUYING GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS ? I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP MY GARDEN ORGANIC. DO GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS WHEN PLANTED CONTAMINATE THE SOIL ?
16 April 2014 01:56 AM
Yates does have a range of organic seeds which are included in the link below from our website Vegetables With regard to the seed being treated with Thiram, there is a small percentage of our seed that has been treated and that is restricted to those seeds which are particularly susceptible to attack by soil borne fungus in the pre-germination stage. It should be borne in mind that the quantity of the chemical used is extremely small and is applied to the coat of the seed. The chemical cannot transmit from the seed to the future plant. Consequently there is no danger of contamination of future crops. The chemical on the seed does not affect the harvested produce, or the plant itself. All of the seeds we sell have been bred under the traditional seed breeding technologies. We do have hybrid seeds but we do not have any seeds that are genetically modified. The genetically modified seed that you hear about relates to broad acre crops such as soya beans, maize, canola and cotton. You can use Yates packet seeds with confidence that any taste development and feshness has been due to your care as a gardener and breeding due to 'Mother Nature'. Have fun growing and harvesting all of your own fresh crops.