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    Re: The real Golden Age is coming

    Man, that is seriously Monsanto'd up.

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    Re: The real Golden Age is coming

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Yes, Mr. Rutledge is also on record as saying there is no difference in the quality of the whisky produced by GMO or non-GMO corn varieties.

    When it comes to Bourbon and GMO corn the issue for some in Europe and elsewhere is political and used to further their real agenda which is bashing America.
    Yes, but the whole point is we should be able to choose whether or not we consume GM foods, whether or not they've been shown to be good or bad. Labeling is the issue, not America bashing, or even paranoia (this has something to do with it clearly). I applaud WT and FR for their stances and support them...but agree keeping a non GMO product around in this time of corporate revolving-door politics will be extremely difficult.

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    Re: The real Golden Age is coming

    suntour my point is they complain about GMO corn in our Bourbon but not about GMO barley in Scotch.

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    Re: The real Golden Age is coming

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    suntour my point is they complain about GMO corn in our Bourbon but not about GMO barley in Scotch.
    Can you even get non-GMO barley Scotch? Until you mentioned it, I haven't even thought about it.
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    Re: The real Golden Age is coming

    I didn't necessarily want to go down the rabbit hole, but as far as I can tell GMO barley is not actively used for brewing or distillation. Pretty much the same goes for wheat. Corn and soy are the two things that are almost exclusively GMO in this country.

    Malts for blends in Scotland are likely to contain GMOs, esp. in the form of GNS.

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    Is barley modified by radiation considered GMO? I'm thinking specifically of the Gold Promise strain.
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    Re: The real Golden Age is coming

    Several things, but still on topic.

    The famous barley variety Golden Promise (Macallan is very proud of their use of this strain) is a laboratory GMO created in part by bombarding the barley kernel with gamma rays to cause a mutation of the genes to bring out desirable traits such as disease resistance and increased yield. More than 90% of the crop in the 1970s - 80s, if you're drinking a 25-30 year old Scotch it's GMO whisky.

    Maris Otter was the king of brewing barley in the UK and it too was developed in a lab. Both of these have been supplanted by newer GMO barley varieties.

    US grown GMO corn is imported by the European Union and grown there as well.

 

 

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