Many U.S. corn growers have sustained financial losses as a result of GMO corn cross-pollination. Preventing cross-pollination in non-GMO corn plants is difficult, since open-pollination by wind is much more efficient and economical than hand-pollination. Not all U.S. corn growers, especially commercial operations, can invest in hand-pollination.
Though hand-pollinating is the best way to prevent GMO corn cross-pollination, distance is another way to prevent, or at least to lessen, contamination of non-GMO corn. The recommended distance for decreasing contamination is around 600 feet. However, this distance is still insufficient in preventing contamination.
Therefore, with the understanding that 100% cross-pollination prevention is impossible when employing distance, the greater the distance between a GMO corn field and a non-GMO corn field, the better, since a greater distance will most likely result in lesser instances of contamination.
If distance between fields cannot be accomplished, another preventative strategy is to use a blockade, whether natural or man-made. Erecting a blockade is an obstacle to pollen adrift in the wind. Still, blockades have limitations, such that they cannot block pollen drift at every angle, especially from above.With the major presence of GMO corn in Midwestern fields, growing non-GMO corn is challenging, but not impossible. Using the strategies described above maintain non-GMO corn purity.
With our headquarters in the heart of the Midwest, Carey Danis & Lowe is a law firm that understands the financial challenges presented by GMO corn cross-pollination. We are available to assist U.S. corn growers with filing a GMO corn lawsuit in the case of financial loss due to GMO corn cross-pollination.
Carey Danis & Lowe offers free, no-obligation case evaluations. Contact our law offices by calling 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential case form. One of our GMO corn lawyers will evaluate your case, compensation eligibility, and can guide you through the process of filing a GMO corn lawsuit.
We look forward to offering you any assistance with your case that we can.
References: Consumer protection, GMO