Genetically engineered and conventional sweet corn — Sept. 2000

Back in 2000, Farmer Jeff Wilson and I thought we’d try and figure out if the consuming public wanted genetically engineered crops or not. As Jeff would say, if people aren’t going to buy it, why would I grow it?

I recently discovered some of that old video. This was way before youtube, but the idea was, for those who couldn’t visit the farm, we would bring the farm to them. The original press release can be found at

We’ll be releasing a bunch of Farmer Jeff videos on youtube over the next couple of months, to provide some insights into the food production trade-offs that farmers face every day.