GMO Corn Developed For The Ethanol Industry

12/18/13 10:30 a.m.
Genetically modified corn has traditionally been developed for food products or livestock but now a brand of GMO corn has been developed specifically for the ethanol industry. OSU Extension Educator Ed Lentz spoke with Vaun Wickerham on AgTalk on WFIN this morning..

Audio:  Ed Lentz

Before the product came on the market, the enzyme was added to the corn to enhance the breakdown of the starch to alcohol. The industrial GMO corn will make the fermentation process more efficient for the ethanol industry..

Audio:  Ed Lentz

Ethanol producers will likely contract with a farmer to produce this type of corn but concerns about cross pollination and grain contamination with other food-grade types of corn remain a concern.

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