The Myth of Non-GMO

Do you enjoy a smoke, inhale cannabis vapor, or consume an edible? If so, you owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the female cannabis plant non-GMO. Only females provide the bud that is rich in cannabinoids such as THC, which we can all enjoy. As a result, most growers look for feminized seeds that only carry female genetics. You can rely upon such seeds to produce nothing but female plants.

In contrast, non-feminized cannabis seeds produce a yield where around half of the plants are male, and half are female.

Over here at Nass Valley Gardens, our mission is to help everyone achieve a better quality of life. This is what drives us to produce the very best products possible. To us, that means growing hemp that has not been genetically modified. If you’ve wondered how we developed Nass Valley Gardens and what goes into developing crops, then this blog is for you!

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First, let’s begin with a little industry background.

In 2104, when the industrial hemp industry began in Colorado, many farmers didn’t have anywhere to buy seed. European and Canadian hemp varieties were imported for study purposes through the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Research into hemp varieties suited for the Colorado climate is still ongoing and finding reliable seeds is often difficult. This reason, as well as the cost to grow and harvest, is why so many other supplement companies import their raw hemp material. However, when they import the material, there is no oversight of how it’s grown, what the variety is, and the hemp material, also known as paste, is often a waste product of the fiber or seed oil industry.

What makes Nass Valley Gardens different?

Here at Nass Valley Gardens, we aren’t okay with importing mystery plants or buying seeds from unreliable sources. Our company was founded because we had a unique, special variety of hemp that showed promise for so many. Our company started from our own proprietary seed bank, from which Nass Valley Gardens was born. We have oversight over every plant, on every farm, from seed to harvest and beyond.

Not only that, but our plants have been expertly developed to have the richest phytochemical profile we know of anywhere and are grown with the intention of becoming a healthy dietary supplement. We generate our own seed every year, again ensuring optimal phytochemical profile and plant health. Some of our varieties were grandfathered into the hemp program since the beginning.

The market is saturated with products containing crops farmed from Forced Feminized seeds. Forced feminized seeds genetically modify the plants produced from that seed, which is what you are putting into your body! These genetic modifications and mutations are not done to improve the medicinal properties of the plant, nor increase the oil output.

But why are seeds genetically modified, you ask? Well, the mutations are and always have been done for two reasons: Allows ‘lazier’ hemp farmers to grow hemp while not needing to employ good farm management skills, and to force the ‘lazier’ farmers to repurchase the same genetically mutated seeds for every new crop.      

Nass Valley Gardens does not participate in the production or sales of feminized and genetically modified seeds. We believe that the hemp plant in its purest and natural form is the way nature intended it to grow and will create the most beneficial healing qualities the plant has to offer. We believe our natural heirloom seeds and farming techniques will maximize the yield of the whole plant and provide the grower with the full confidence that their hemp product will satisfy all levels of buyers.

This is why our products at Nass Valley Gardens are sourced from natural seed only and are not genetically modified at any stage of our process. We have always used natural breeding techniques and select plants with the best phytochemical profiles, health, and yield. We can assure you that we only produce non-GMO hemp. Just good old-fashioned breeding techniques, selection of the best, and lots of love and care!


Best Non-GMO

GMO crops, while becoming more common, are actually very difficult to make. On average, if the crop is already developed and there is much scientific data already available, it takes 13 years, and several PhDs to develop a new GMO variety.

The average cost to research and drive a GMO plant to market is well over $100 million. Mandatory registrations and licensing of these crops can sometimes double that cost. This is why only large companies that have an immense global reach develop GMOs and focus on crops that dominate in production to recoup costs and make a profit. Typically, these crops are maize (corn), soybean, cotton, alfalfa, canola, and sugar beet. To our knowledge, there are no varieties of hemp anywhere that are GMO. And we have absolutely no desire to generate a GMO crop.

Staying true to our company’s principles – science, nature, family; we don’t spend millions of dollars inserting foreign genes into our proprietary hemp lines. Our plants are grown for natural, healthy living, and to us, that means growing them in sustainable and environmentally friendly ways. We think our pure, natural hemp varieties are special enough just as they are.

Cons of feminizing cannabis seeds

  • They are not a good choice if you aim to produce seeds, because they prevent the development of male seeds.
  • You need male seeds to create an active breeding program if you want to develop new and exciting strains.
  • Not every seller is reputable. You could still end up with seeds derived from a low-quality feminization process, which can become hermaphrodites.

Nass Valley products are your most trusted source of high-quality, affordable, and high-efficacy hemp-infused products. Our line-up of products has been instilled with the highest quality, non-GMO, organically grown hemp isolate, and is legal in all 50 states. Our R&D team has custom formulated each product with performance in mind. We aren’t here to use hemp as a gimmick, and that’s why we’ve infused all our products with tried and true ingredients that couple with hemp in the best ways possible. We are also dedicated to putting hemp in every home. That’s why we’re competitively priced and scientifically crafted to earn your trust without busting the bank.

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