as a certified organic farm, WE BELIEVE IN GROWING FOOD THE RIGHT WAY.
Genetically Modified Organism (GMO). Think mad scientists in labs, crossing plants with animals and vise versa on the genetic level. We've been a little shocked just how pervasive GMO's are these days. The problem is a lot bigger than corn and soybeans.
Farming with GMO seeds and plants promotes an increase in the use of toxic pesticides, which is convenient when you make billions off the sale of those pesticides. Plus, more and more studies are beginning to show these chemicals have harmful effects on both your family's health and the environment. It's the reason many countries are banning GMO's outright.
GMO's have created Their own "little shop of horrors" as increased usage has promoted the growth of pesticide-resistant "super weeds" on more than half of American farms. Those "super weeds" require even more pesticides to control. It's a vicious cycle that's only going to get worse. When you need a hazmat suit to walk around your corn field, you know it's bad.
At Spade and Table Farm, we do not use GMO seeds or plant starts. That is why we go out of our way to meticulously source our seeds from the best ORGANIC seed providers in the world and those who are committed to a safe seed promise.