Incline Village, NV, July 22, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Home and Garden America (HAGA) has just added a new video to its heirloom seeds video series on YouTube. The latest upload talks about the three most popular seed types and the differences between them. A close comparison of GMO seeds, hybrid seeds, and heirloom seeds were made in order to determine the best possible seed vault for gardening.
Out of the three options, experts consider GMO seeds as the worst seed type. GMOs are notorious for being severely modified—they undergo several genetic alterations to become more tolerant of toxic herbicides and pesticides. Since the seeds themselves have been altered, it follows that the crops grown from these seeds are unsafe for consumption.
"Genetically-modified seeds are extremely harmful to our health. Numerous studies have demonstrated that regular consumption of genetically-engineered crops can increase health risks for cancer, diabetes, early puberty, infertility, and obesity. GMO seeds are absolutely dangerous so you want to avoid using them in your vegetable garden," a seed expert stated.
On the other hand, hybrid seeds are good but their instability can be a huge factor—especially if seed saving is the goal. Because they are crossbred, the resulting crops are not always consistent.
"Some of the vegetables might look similar, while others could be missing certain features. This inconsistency makes hybrids unfit for gardening and seed saving purposes," said the expert.
For safer and more consistent crops, many experts agree that heirloom seeds are the best option for growing an all-natural vegetable garden. Compared to the other two seed types, heirlooms are more superior because they're non-hybrid, non-GMO, and open-pollinated. Their specific qualities also make them suitable for seed saving.
"If you wish to grow the safest, healthiest and tastiest vegetables at home, then you should certainly go with heirloom seeds. It will be the best gardening choice you'll ever make," the expert concluded.
Home and Garden America’s YouTube Channel has more information on this topic.
Chuck Harmon has been writing about vegetable gardening for years. He grows Home and Garden America heirloom seeds for the best results.