In the Brooder
- Feb 14, 2013
I was thinking about getting quail but was wondering what I should feed them. I want nongmo feed. Is there like a homemade recipe for feed that is affordable?
I would be wary of anything that's "non GMO".
I've personally tested about 150 different products labelled "non GMO" and only about 20% of them actually didnt contain GMO's.
Also it's not only corn and soy, but wheat, sugar, oils, even some fruit. Plums have been genetically modified since 1994.
Also, food labelled "organic" can contain GMO's. To get the USDA certificate of "organic", it must not contain any pesticides or chemicals.
There is no mention of no-GMO related product.
Also if you grow corn that is non GMO, a good percentage of your corn WILL be GMO because of the way corn pollinates through the air. It's ubiquitous.
There is also no way to tell the difference between a batch of corn that /is/ GMO and which isnt GMO without extensive genetic testing. Where a company may buy from a non-gmo source that had part of their stock tested, another part of his field may be infected.
It's all a big bunch of madness.