Common Name: Chicory
Scientific Name: Cichorium Intybus L.
GMO Varieties available: 3
Percentage of GMO crop grown: unknown
Usage: Coffee substitute, herb, spice, medicinal. The root and flowers can be used for different purposes.
Historically Chicory has been used as a spice and for medicinal purposes. Reference to Chicory’s use in diet dates back to 65 BC.
Current GMO and Pesticides Crop Information:
Currently, there are 2 GMO’s listed on the USDA website. The 3rd is not approved in the United States.
There isn’t any information in the government database about pesticide use for the Chicory crop.
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