Farmers across the country are turning to inexpensive and widely available seed varieties to grow their crops.
But farmers are being advised to not eat genetically modified seed.
A growing crop that farmers have been told to avoid is now available.
The new seeds include the same varieties used by Monsanto and other big agricultural companies.
The new crops include a variety called Roundup Ready.
“It’s basically a hybrid of Roundup Ready and the ones we have now,” said Scott Bier, executive director of the Institute of Food Technologists, a non-profit that promotes food safety.
Bier said the seeds are not as toxic as the ones used in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready products.
Monsanto declined to comment on Bier’s remarks.
Farmers can get seeds for less than $5 a pound, or about the same price they would pay for a variety grown in the U.S. that is genetically modified.
Some of the cheaper seeds are available for purchase online and in grocery stores, but others are sold only in specialty markets, such as farm supply stores.
A growing crop is a growing threat to farmers, who are trying to grow enough food to feed themselves and their families.
One in three U.M. families is dependent on agriculture, and it is growing rapidly.
Farmers in many states are struggling to feed the growing population and to feed families who have to travel long distances to get their produce.
“There are more and more people that need food,” said Jeff Doss, a farmer in Kansas who grows wheat, corn, beans and soybeans.
“We are in a drought situation.
It’s becoming a bigger issue.”
The U.N. food agency said it had warned farmers in the past that they must buy organic and non-GM seeds.
“Farmers are advised to purchase organic seeds, and for farmers that want to switch to non-GMO, it is recommended that they purchase seeds from the Unequal Opportunities for Farmers (OUPF) program,” it said in a statement.
While there is a huge demand for seeds that are safe to eat, Bier said farmers who buy the new crops are buying a big gamble.
He said farmers should avoid eating GMO-tolerant seeds if they can, and buy other seeds if that is not possible.
The growing threat of GMO crops to food security and environmental issues has pushed some farmers to switch their crops to other varieties.
In January, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) urged farmers to grow a variety of the new Roundup Ready crops instead of GMOs.
In a recent study, EWG said that the growing GMO crop population poses a risk to soil health.