ha, i'd just like to post in response to spider (and coming from an agriculture university, i get it pounded into me in nearly every animal science class) that genetically modified corn is in fact more nutritious than regular corn, and there's nothing wrong with it. the big fear from GMO crops is that they'll spread like weeds in the wild and take over "normal" plants, but in nature, plants compete all the time and take over other plant territories, so i guess that's a personal issue with you and the environment - it's not being destroyed by GMO crops, just evolved into something stronger, lol. also, even though crops can be sprayed, they are still rinsed before they are even close to the processes that take food to places where they can be purchased for consumption. in fact, many GMO crops are modified so that they are no longer appealing to bugs and so they don't even have to be sprayed in the first place. ask me about irradiated crops, go ahead. LOL. please don't hate me. XD
another ag-ramble, sorry. p.s., i love hippies, LOL (omg, please don't hate me, i'm so kidding), i live with bunches of them, i just think that buying organic yogurt for toddlers (brand: "yo-baby" LMAO) and "all-natural" beef for your dog, etc, is just paying too much for the same product. whatevah.
about corn and ratties, i've heard fresh stuff only.