Here is a GMO variety heads up, courtesy of Maureen Bostock (a BC expat now based in Ontario)
It seems Seedway Company out of Pennsylvania is selling BT Sweet Corn in the U.S. & southwestern Ontario.
The varieties are marked by the “Attribute” label and are produced by Syngenta. BC 0801, WH 0812, BC 0832, BC 0808, BC 0805, BSS 0977 and BSS 0982 are some of the sweet corn variety names.
Maureen mentioned that as far as she knows growers are required to sign a user’s agreement for this sweet corn – so most organic producers can easily avoid purchasing these varieties; but GE varieties of crookneck summer squash are also listed, and apparently growers are not required to sign a user’s agreement for them.
BC’s Organic Extension Agent
250 499.2413 (phone)
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