But many have questions where and how their food is grown. I am increasingly aware after traveling to Blogher and visiting with bloggers from across the country that many of you have a lot of questions about organic, conventional, GMO and non-GMO grown crops. I sometimes just pass over those topics because I think there is so much misinformation I don’t know where to start on the truth. And even if my truth is honest it might be misconstrued and twisted and I don’t want that fight in this space. I like peace on the blog. But you may know by now, I am not always the best at keeping the peace.
So, for now, we’re going to keep this simple. All dry bean varieties in the United States are currently non-GMO.
This may lead me into further explaining in another blog post why this is not concerning to me one way or another but to some of you it really matters so I felt it must be shared.
Whether you make chili, refried beans or baked beans with a few cans of beans this fall, remember the farmer behind the can of beans. It’s a family farmer who will be harvesting pinto beans this week most likely as much of edible bean harvest kicks off across North Dakota.
We have one daughter who might have pinto bean farming in her genes. She for now is sticking to tomatoes. And we have another girl who likes cows, not farming or gardening.
Any guesses on who the farm girl is and who is the cow girl?