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Importing seed

Sep

13

2015

How do I get permission to import 80 lb. of sweet corn seed? The sweet corn I’ve tasted here isn’t fit to feed the pigs.

In: Ecuador Living Asked By: [23 Grey Star Level]
Answer #1

Whatever the proper agricultural import answer is for this, please keep in mind that a lot of expats are moving here to get away from GMOs. Corn is a fundamental plant here and 99% of the corn in the US is GMO. Adapt to your environment.

Answers Answered By: Toffeecoo [3 Grey Star Level]
Answer #2

Actually the corn here IS used to feed pigs as is just about anything as a pig will eat it all and not complain….;-). Is the corn here good…nope, but then again this is not a society that has to have sweet butter and cream corn either. Don’t mean to be so blunt, but if you really can not live without your sweet corn, you might not be happy here? Moving to a different culture and country is an exercise in assimilation, patience and learning….and Ecuador does offer so much more than just its lousy corn…LOL!

Enjoy the journey and be sure to try things that you can not get in the USA or other countries in the way of fruits and vegetables.

larryp

Answers Answered By: LarryP [848 Orange Star Level]
Answer #3

Sorry but you’re way off base. “Hybrid Sweetcorn” isn’t GMO”d. Unfortunately that is a remote possibility in the distant future. If the Expat’s are moving to get away from GMO’S THEY ARE OUT OF LUCK. Many GMO products have been smuggled in. Papaya from Hawaii, Strawberries from I do not know where, but notice the ones that aren’t fully ripe (those with the white tops). They are GMO’s bred to be picked all at once. Also notice the flavor is slightly different.

Answers Answered By: TRAVELINGBEAR [23 Grey Star Level]

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